The Boy Friend

Playwright Sandy Wilson
Director David Gordon
Company Everyman
Stage Everyman Playhouse
Cast Gerry McLoughlin, Mary O'Connell, James Doran, Marian O'Connell, Ber Power, Doreen McMullin, Donn McMullin, Judy Shinnick, Judy Walsh, Mary D. Healy, Judy Bolingbroke, Joe Stockdale, Martin Gould, Philip Walsh, David McMullin, Jim Hassett
Opening Date 24 January 1979
Other information The Boy Friend was the first musical to be produced by the Everyman company and the group — with help from local sources, such as David Gordon, of the Cork-based Irish Ballet Company, who directed the show. To help with the financial burden of running the musical, Barry's Tea of Princes Street provided sponsorship.

The Boy Friend proved popular with Cork audiences and played for a two-week run from 24 January to 4 February. By popular demand the production returned for another two-week run at the Everyman Playhose from 1 to 12 May.
Sources of Material Photographs: Paul O'Flynn
Advertisement: Evening Echo, 24 January 1979, p. 6
Newspaper articles: Paul O'Flynn and Cork City Libraries

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Evening Echo, 20 January 1979, p. 5
Evening Echo, 23 April 1979, p. 6
Evening Echo, 28 April 1979, p. 5

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