Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Boy Meets Boy at Jermyn Street Theatre

I’ve just seen the same stage musical for the second time last night, not just a new production of one I’ve seen before, but same cast, same venue and same run. Each visit was with different company and when each of us emerged everyone was of the same opinion. We had all recently seen various other big budget West End musicals, (no names mentioned) this was Fringe Theatre (*), at the Jermyn Street Theatre, much smaller venue, smaller budget but it delivered a production that everyone of us enjoyed so much more over those other productions.

The extremely tongue in cheek musical centred around Clarence, the Boston Millionaire marrying his boyfriend in the 1930s, getting stood up at the altar by Guy and then the reporter Casey O'Brien chasing down the story only to fall for the mysterious Guy who he believes he has never met.  It revels in its own cliché that drives the story, and with a brilliant ensemble of performers the whole evening was pure brilliant entertainment.

Boy Meets Boy plays until 20th December 2012 so you don’t have long to catch it, but I thoroughly recommend this production.

Jermyn Street Theatre presents
A UK Premiere of

A Musical Comedy

Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward
Music and lyrics by Bill Solly

Stephen Ashfield, Johnjo Flynn, Craig Fletcher, Ben Kavanagh, Anna Nicholas
with Benjamin Bailey, Carly Mackelvie, Nicola Martin, Gregory Sims,
Biancha Szynal, Helen Turner, Jay Webb, Aron Wild.

Directed by Gene David Kirk
Musical Director Stefan Bednarczyk
Choreographer Lee Proud
Designer Alice Walkling
Lighting & Sound Design Phil Hewitt

(*) Jermyn Street Theatre were awarded Fringe Theatre of the Year 2012