is a musical
based upon the works of Boney M
and other Frank Farian
produced artists. It premiered in the West End in 2006, followed by UK and international tours.
The musical tells the story of Sunny, a young man who lives for his music. Caught up in local rivalry between East
and West London
crews, he meets and falls in love with Rose, daughter of the East End’s notorious club owner Ma Baker. Echoing Romeo and Juliet
, the lovers’ relationship fuels the hostility between the two gangs, leaving their families face to face with past secrets and forcing them to confront their future.
The production was originally due to open on 16 May 2006, following previews from 26 April, however this date was later put back until 2 May 2006, keeping the premiere the same, but allowing more creative time. On 13 March 2006, the producers Frank Farian and Robert Mackintosh (brother of Sir Cameron Mackintosh
) announced that the show had been delayed indefinitely, with the earliest opening in September 2006.
The show premiered on 21 September 2006 at London's newly-refurbished Shaftesbury Theatre
following previews from 15 August 2006. It closed on 17 February 2007.
- Act I
Sunny lives on the islands with his Grandma Ella, who receives a letter from Sunny's mother Pearl in England, telling them that she wants him home. Young Sunny is hostile towards her at first, and begins to feel the music, bursting into song during church.
Years later, Sunny is part of... Read More