by  Peter Quilter

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  7m, 3f

A topical, light-hearted look at the pop music business, charting the turbulent rise to fame of a fictitious band - Freedom. During a live performance at Wembley the five young stars take us back to the beginning, revealing the gritty truth. Please n…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Presented for a summer season at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End prior to productions in Cape Town, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Parnu and Bratislava.The rise and fall of a fictional Boyband, told with dynamic energy, great humour, and great songs

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"It's hard to wipe the smile off your face when Peter Quilter's new musical suddenly rocks into dazzling, deafening action...a song-and-dance workout of awesome laser-guided precision - It would be hard to find a tighter, more electric show than Boyband" (Sunday Times, London)

"The audience screamed the place down...a triumph!" (Daily Mail)


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Various simple locations created within an open stage.  Strong dynamic lighting an advantage.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus


7m, 3f
M7 (young, 30s) F3 (young, 20s) with doubling
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Cast Attributes

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Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter’s plays have been produced in forty countries around the world and translated into thirty languages. He has had three successful shows in London’s West End, a hit run on Broadway, and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award - for Best New Play and Best New Comedy. His work has been produced at som ...

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World Premiere at Derby Playhouse March 1999.  Transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, May 1999.

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