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.
Cast Size: Medium (5-21) • Large (14+). Vocal Demands: Easy • Moderate. Dance Requirements: Some Dancing Required • Minimal. Good For: High School • College/University • Amateur/Community • Professional Theatre.
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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.
Critic's Circle Theater Awards (United Kingdom)— Best Musical Award
Vocal Range of Characters:
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- 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
Unpleasant looking Women x 2
Head Orange Marcher
Woman at the Orange March
Policemen x 2
Men and Women of Belfast x 22 (ish)
Children x 4