The Boy Friend
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The Boy Friend
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The Boy Friend London Reviews and Tickets

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Delightful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

About the Show

A fun revival of Sandy Wilson's show which pays tribute to classic musicals of the 1920s.

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Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if A solid revival of a terrific show . The ladies were particularly wonderful and charming.the dancing was first rate

Don't see it if Some minor tampering with act 2 to make it more PC was really unnecessary in my opinion. IT WAS STILL ENTERTAINING AS IS.

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
December 4th, 2019

Not so much a musical as a lobotomy with songs, Sandy Wilson’s 1953 opus ‘The Boy Friend’ is an exercise in frothy escapism so extreme it’s basically trolling us.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 3rd, 2019

The revival of Sandy Wilson’s pastiche Twenties musical carries a particular quality of uplift...It could all be rather enervating but the sheer polish and panache of the cast’s fluttering antics brings a smile to the lips...'
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London Theatre
December 4th, 2019

...downright fun and utterly joyous...this is a show with hardly a thought in its giddy head, merely a determination to delight and entertain.'
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The London Evening Standard
December 4th, 2019

As daft and delightful as a pink meringue, Sandy Wilson’s 1954 pastiche of jazz age entertainments is a fine antidote to our vicious times...Terrific, frivolous fun...'
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The Guardian (UK)
December 4th, 2019

An exuberant jaunt to the Riviera...This pitch-perfect revival of Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical is a positive invitation to dance.'
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The Arts Desk
December 4th, 2019

Fun but featherweight...a sustainedly nostalgic billow of song and dance...comparatively little of consequence happens across three acts.'
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The Times (UK)
December 4th, 2019

Well, there is nothing to dislike exactly. It’s more a question of how deeply you can fall in love with a story that is so terribly, terribly slight...It’s nonsense, but nice.'
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The Stage (UK)
December 4th, 2019

While White’s production has those occasional moments, its comedy isn’t always on the mark; too indulgent...But, mostly, for a couple of colourful hours of song and dance and silliness, being in Nice is nicer than not.'
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