The Boys In The Photograph
The Boys In The Photograph
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Book and Lyrics by Ben Elton
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. The Boys in the Photograph (produced in the West End as The Beautiful Game) follows the fortunes of a group of teenagers, all members of a local soccer team, and their friends.
Under the watchful eye of team coach Father O’Donnell, John and Del both show enough promise to pursue careers as professional footballers. They’re just two regular teenagers who dream of nothing more than girls and football. When they find love with their girlfriends Mary and Christine, they become swept up in the events that engulf their community and, as time passes, each has to decide whether or not to follow their hearts.

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“Incredibly funny, incredibly sad with beautiful music” - Chris Tarrant, Capital Radio

“The music includes some of Lloyd Webber’s most haunting ballads.” - Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

— January 15, 2013

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. The Boys in the Photograph (produced in the West End as The Beautiful Game) follows the fortunes of a group of teenagers, all members of a local soccer team, and their friends.

The show opened at the Cambridge Theatre, London on 26th September 2000 and ran until 1st September 2001. During its run the show was awarded the prestigious Best Musical Award in the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2000.


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ADDITIONAL

  • THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH - Pre-Production Pack - (2 Books)
    • 1 – Libretto-Vocal
    • 1 – Piano Vocal
  • THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH - Libretto-Vocal 10-Pack - (10 Books)
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal

Cast Requirements for The Boys In The Photograph

CHARACTERS
Father O’Donnell
John Kelly
Mary McGuire
Thomas Malloy
Daniel Gillen
Bernadette
Gregory O’Shaugnessy
Derek Copeland
Christine Warner
New Announcers
Referee
Unpleasant looking Women x 2
Head Orange Marcher
Woman at the Orange March
Policemen x 2
Prison Guard
Prison Inmates
Men and Women of Belfast x 22 (ish)
Children x 4

Set Requirements for The Boys In The Photograph

THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH takes place in Belfast, 1972

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1. The Promotional Video shall be recorded and shown for the sole purposes of advertising your licensed production of the Play.

2. The Promotional Video may not include more than (i) 1 minute from any song or (ii) 3 minutes, in the aggregate, of footage of copyrighted material from the Play.

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9. Upon termination of the Term, you shall cease to have any rights to use the Promotional Video including, without limitation, in connection with a future production of the Play, and shall immediately remove its content from any and all websites on the Internet.

10. You may not use a commercially available recording.

11. Any additional promotional rights must be approved by R&H by contacting Theatre@rnh.com.

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