THE TOY BOY DIARIES
based on the bestselling book by Wendy Salisbury
Music and Lyrics by Andy Collyer
Book by Simon Warne
Hope Mill Theatre
Produced by Aria Entertainment
About the piece
When twice-divorced Lily inadvertently finds herself under a much younger man, it opens the door to a wild new world of inappropriate relationships.
From Tom the Tender to Sam the Submissive, via Paul the Policeman, Hat Trick Patrick and Matt the Monstrous (with Old Willy and Philandering Phil mixed in along the way) Lily finally finds Ben the Bountiful.
Based on Wendy Salisbury’s bestselling memoirs The ToyBoy Diaries, with book by Simon Warne and Wendy Salisbury, and music and lyrics by Andy Collyer, this musical comedy charts the hilarious and sometimes heart-breaking sagas of mid-life dating.
"Director Tania Azevedo has captured the honesty of the dialogue with her courageous direction of the sharp tongue in cheek humour.
Fun, fresh and laugh-out-loud production with a female story at the forefront – it’s the perfect rom-com complimented by a dynamic soundtrack."
“a fun, fresh and laugh-out-loud production with a female story at the forefront.
Vicacious, sexy and glamourous...”
The Reviews Hub
"Directed by Tania Azevedo, The Toyboy Diaries is an sharp, fresh & outrageously funny musical"
Director | Tania Azevedo
Musical Director | Andrew Griffiths
Choreographer | Sam Spencer Lane
Set and Costume Design | Jason Denvir
Lighting Design | Ben M Rogers
Sound Design | Calum Robinson
Casting Director | Jane Deitch
Producer | Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment
Lily – Johanne Murdock
Penny – Nicola Blackman
Toyboy 1 – Matt Beveridge
Toyboy 2 – Sharif Afifi
Toyboy 3 – Alistair Higgins