Bloody Elle and Boy Out The City to run in West End following Fringe success

Two hits from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival are heading to the West End.

Paul Taylor Mills will present Bloody Elle and Boy Out The City for a limited season at the Lyric Theatre from 27 – 30 September 2023.

First seen in 2021 at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Bloody Elle is a one-woman, semi-autobiographical gig musical, from Lauryn Redding. Featuring original music created live on stage, it’s a funny, poetic, and epic exploration of love, class, shame, and beauty in all its complexities. Book tickets for Bloody Elle here

Elle meets Eve. Her eyes are green like guacamole, she has posh-hair and a freckle on her chin and when she touches Elle’s arm…the world spins off its axis. This loud, proud love story is heart-warmingly honest and belly-achingly funny.

Stuffed full of those stomach-flipping-time-stopping moments that everyone will recognise. Bloody Elle is a gig musical full of searing original music performed live on stage.

It’s brutal. It’s beautiful. It’s a “moment moment.”

Bloody Elle is produced with Traverse Theatre, Cloudrise Productions and Royal Exchange Theatre.

Meanwhile, Boy Out The City premiered in 2021 at Westival Music and Arts Festival followed by a London premiere at the Turbine Theatre.

Created out of writing from his own private journals, Declan Bennett (recently returned from Broadway in Moulin Rouge), reflects on surviving the streets of Coventry in a NAF NAF jacket, discovering the Gay scene in 90’s Soho, and confronting his Catholic school days. Book tickets for Boy Out The City here

After moving out of London to wait out the final months of the pandemic initially with his boyfriend, Declan unexpectedly finds himself alone in the Oxfordshire countryside. In his isolation, he is forced to face the demons of his past on a messy journey through the turbulent world of toxic masculinity, homophobia, and men’s mental health.

From the lonely aisles of Hobbycraft to the bright lights of New York City, this is the story of a man in desperate search of identity when confronted with sudden unexpected solitude.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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