2004: The Boyfriend (Children's Theatre)

 

'The Boyfriend' is set in the roaring 20's. We find ourselves in Madame Dubonnet's Finishing School on the French Riviera. The students, 'perfect young ladies', are looking forward to a Costume Ball that evening, but Hortense, the chic French maid, is not convinced that they are as perfect as they claim.

The demure Polly Browne announces she will attend the Ball as Pierette and her secret escort will appear soon, but Polly admits to Madame Dubonnet that she has no boyfriend. Her wealthy father forbids them in case they are after the family fortune.

Polly is attracted to the messenger boy Tony, and invites him to escort her to the Ball dressed as Pierrot. As we go through the scenes, it is apparent that love is in the air. Maisie, Polly's classmate, flirts with all the boys and Jolly Lord Brockhurst has an eye for the girls but Lady Brockhurst keeps an eye on him.

During the preparations, various incidents develop and skeletons in the cupboard are revealed.

 


 

Our 2004 cast is:

 

Hortense - Shona Fraser

Maisie - Julie Dickenson

Dulcie - Lauren Hurcombe

Fay - Sarah Brown

Nancy - Fiona Wood

Polly Browne - Becki Roy

Marcel - Heather Tulloch

Pierre - Catriona Dunk

Alphonse - Emma Charleston

Madame Dubonnet - Jennifer MacLennan

Bobby Van Heusen - Graeme Scott

Percival Browne - John Brown

Tony - Calum Haig

Lord Brockhurst - Jonathon Rodgers

Lady Brockhurst - Catriona Fraser-Todd

Ice cream seller - Stewart Carter

Gendarme - Marc Mackinnon

Waiter - William Gibbs

 

Producer...June Galbraith

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Lesley Scott