"THE MUSIC AND THEATRICAL VISION OF PAUL BOYD ... A TRULY CLASS ACT" Irish Times
UK Productions Ltd has announced that last year's hit pantomime "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (directed by Paul Boyd for the Grand Theatre Blackpool in 2015) is to be revived this at Assembly Hall Theatre, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The show will once again star Su Pollard, and other returning cast members include dame Jamie Steen and Snow White herself Millie Booth. New to the show is Citv and Nickelodeon's Jamie Rickers as Muddles, and Chris Warner Drake as the Prince.
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be directed by Paul and runs at Assembly Hall Theatre from 9th December - 4th January.
The 2016 tour of Spike Milligan's "Puckoon" has ended with triumpant final performances across Ireland at Cork's Everyman Palace, Dublin's Mermaid Theatre, and the beautiful Glor Theatre in Ennis.
The show (co-written by and starring Paul Boyd) began touring in April and covered hundreds of miles across Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. The 100th performance was celebrated during the run at a performance at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine, where coincidentally Paul began his professional career.
You can keep up to date with the show's future plans via the web site at www.spikemilliganspuckoon.com
Here is the final picture of the cast, taken backstage just before the final performance on 4th June.
'Ms.' is a new musical song cycle conceived by lyricist Rory Sherman, with stories inspired by women living with Multiple Sclerosis.
The album, in aid of the MS Society UK, showcases 14 different composers from around the world; Amy Bowie, Paul Boyd, Tamar Broadbent, Brian Lowdermilk, George Maguire, Eamonn O’dwyer, Gianni Onori, Robert J. Sherman, Luke Di Somma, George Stiles, Sarah Travis, Verity Quade, Erin Murray Quinlan and Robbie White; with musical supervision by Ellie Verkerk, and features 14 West End leading ladies.
Each song tells the story of a different women affected by MS from mothers, daughters, wives, carers and sufferers. MS affects over 100,000 people in the UK alone - 14 people are diagnosed with the disease everyday.
You can pre-order the CD now, and it is available to buy from Monday 9th May. Click here for more details.
Paul and Rory's song from the album, "Mummy's Not Well", can be heard in a special preview on Sunday Show Tunes on Sunday 8th May (listen online at radiowoking.co.uk).
The acclaimed production of Spike Milligan's "Puckoon" has been touring across Ireland since the beginning of April (including a two week run at Belfast's MAC theatre) and tonight begins the UK leg of its tour at Middlesborough Theatre. Upcoming venues include Theatr Clwyd, Stourbridge Theatre, Key Theatre Peterborough, and Borough Theatre Abergavenny.
Meanwhile a host of reviews have been published praising the show and Paul's role in it as co-writer, composer, and performer, including;
"the centrepiece of Puckoon is Boyd. His narration enriches the work as much as his musical compositions ... arguably the epitome of this highly entertaining work" (www.thebiglist.co.uk)
"Whether you’re an avid Milligan fan, or a complete novice to his work, this production is a must see ... Be ready to laugh until your cheeks are sore!" (www.culturehubmagazine.co.uk)
"The music ... is by the talented Paul Boyd ... If you know nothing about Spike Milligan or Puckoon, don’t worry, this is a hilarious, frantic and chaotic play that will have you laughing throughout ... Big Telly Theatre Company captures the comic genius of Spike’s book and brings it all crazily to life" (www.pastiebap.com)
"Paul Boyd (“The Writer”) superbly anchors the absurd show ... The entertainment is novel, the performances full tilt, and the storyline as hard to unravel as Spike Milligan’s mind. Director Zoë Seaton and musical director/actor Paul Boyd have created a comical gem" (www.alaninbelfast.blogspot.co.uk)
Read the full reviews online at www.spikemilliganspuckoon.com
Spike Milligan's "Puckoon" has been travelling across Ireland and is now resident at Belfast's MAC until 30th April.
Reviews so far have been very complimentary ("The music, which is very appropriate is by the talented Paul Boyd who also plays the part of The Writer on stage" - www.pastiebap.com, "Director Zoë Seaton and musical director/actor Paul Boyd have created a comical gem" - www.alaninbelfast.blogspot.co.uk) and the tour continues across Ireland the UK until 4th June.
A full set of production photos is now available online at www.spikemilliganspuckoon.com