The Boy Friend is set in the carefree world of the French Riviera in the Roaring 1920s. Maisie and the girls live with the maid, Hortense, and Madame Dubonnet at her School for Young Ladies. Together they begin the show singing the ironic “Perfect Young Ladies”.
The show’s leading character is Polly Browne, a rich heiress, who also attends the school for wealthy girls. Polly is the only girl at the school who does not, as of yet, have a boyfriend. This is because her father, Percival, thinks that any boy interested in his daughter is obviously only concerned with her inheritance. So in a plot that includes love, mistaken identities and a Carnival Ball, Polly heads on a sweetly innocent quest to find her happily ever after.
Loved for its lightness and clarity, Eyebrow Productions are delighted to produce Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend as their 5th Showtime Challenge.
Polly Browne (legit soprano) – Demure motherless heiress, worries that boys will only be interested in her money.
Tony Brockhurst (legit Tenor, late teens) – A “messenger boy” who is actually heir to the Brockhurst fortune.
Maisie (Mezzo/Alto) – Polly’s vivacious classmate, a flirt and a “madcap”
Bobby Van Husen (Baritone) – Dapper playboy – good-looking, wealthy young American
Headmistress Mme. Dubonnet (operatic Mezzo) – intuitive, caring, beautiful
Percival Browne (High Baritone) – Polly’s father, a pompous older gentleman
Lord Brockhurst (Baritone) – A jolly man with a monocle and high blood pressure – no longer attracted to his wife, he chases every woman he sees.
Lady Brockhurst - Keeps a tight leash on her husband, with good reason.
Hortense (Mezzo) – The snobby, chic French maid
Dulcie (Alto), Fay, and Nancy – The girls
Alphonse, Marcel, and Pierre – The boyfriends