Christmas Comedy Cabaret for Adults

15th Dec 2021 to 9th Jan 2022

at the Drayton Arms Theatre

Casting: Anne Vosser Casting

 Marketing and Press Information: Kevin Wilson PR

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As Diana and her boys sing, dance and tell stories about self-confidence, body image, and society’s unreasonably high expectations on our appearance, they share personal stories and dare each other to reveal more of themselves as the evening progresses.

An alternative to a traditional pantomime, with adult themes, ‘Boys in the Buff’ is the perfect festive show for having some fun at with your friends. You will leave with an enhanced self-worth, a song in your heart and share a few laughs along the way.

Award-winning The Garden Theatre is to present ‘Boys in the Buff’ indoors at Christmas-themed Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ from 15 December 2021 to 9 January 2022. With a *Clothing Optional* performance for everyone – including the audience – on Wednesday 22 December.

Press night is Friday December 17 at 7.30pm.

Cast to be announced.

Creative team:

script and songs by Chris Burgess
additional songs by Sarah Travis

Director and Choreographer: Robbie O’Reilly

Designer: David Shields

Musical Director: Flynn Sturgeon

Orchestrations: Joe Louis Robinson

Lighting Designer: Richard Lambert

Producers: LAMBCO Productions and Peter Bull

‘Boys in the Buff’ was produced at the Stockwell Playhouse in July 2017 to great critical acclaim. It has been produced twice by LAMBCO Productions at the King’s Head Theatre, re-titled as ‘Skin Deep’ for a tour of the UK. It further had a sell-out run at the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.

Chris Burgess (writer)

‘Tales My Lover Told Me’ (King’s Head Theatre); ‘The Last Fattybottypuss in the World’ (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); ‘It’s Only Make Believe’ (Gatehouse Theatre), ‘Dishonorable Ladies’, one woman show for Honor Blackman, (National tour, and West End); ‘Boys in the Buff’, ‘Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand’ and ‘Bette Midler and Me’ (Edinburgh Fringe) ‘Lunch With Marlene and Noel’ starring Kate O’Mara and ‘Hetty Feinstein’s Wedding Anniversary’ (New End) ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ and ‘Devilish!’ (Landor Theatre, ‘Jewish Legends’ and ‘Great Jewish American Songbook’ and ‘MGM Story’ (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). His musical ‘Emerald’ won the Sidney Brown Memorial Award in 2012.

Robbie O’Reilly (Director Choregrapher)

Landor Theatre’s ‘Sondheim’s Follies’, the UK premiere of ‘I Love You Because’ (winner of the TheatreGoers choice award for Best Off West End musical 2007), ‘Put on a Happy Face’ (2009), Alvaro’s Balcony (2008, Assistant Director). ‘Into the Woods’, ‘Curtains’ (2013) AWARD WINNER FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHY –FRONT ROW DRESS AWARDS, and Shortlist Finalist for the Whatsonstage BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD.

Flynn Sturgeon (Musical Director)
Flynn studied music at Royal Holloway and now enjoys a busy career as a musical director, accompanist and choir director. He is the musical director with the Gay Men’s Dance Company and works extensively with many other choirs and drama schools in London. His recent performance credits include: I Could Use A Drink (Garrick), Roles We’ll Never Play (Apollo/Vaudeville), When I Grow Up (Lyric), Soho Cinders (Charing Cross), The Three Little Pigs (UK Tour) and Frostbite (Garden). Flynn also music directed a concert series aboard the London Eye for the attraction’s 20th birthday, and worked on Songs for a New World at the London Palladium.