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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."

 Sincerely Amy


“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"

Opening Night

Creative Team

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

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