Naked Boys Singing

In May 2009, Nathan started a short run of the American hit show, Naked Boys Singing at the King's Head Theatre in Islington. The show started previewing on Tuesday the 26th, and had its Press Night on Friday the 27th, running through until the 5th of July.

For those not in the know, Naked Boys Singing does exactly what it says on the tin: it is a glorious celebration of the male form, all wrapped up in just over an hour. The show contains some great songs, dealing, mostly comedically, with issues that all men will be able to relate to, such as the unruly behaviour of the nether regions, circumcision, onanism and the like, but also contains some weightier numbers too, approaching the subjects of loneliness and bereavement.

On Saturday 20th June, the Naked Boys performed a special double bill, consisting of their own show, and a one-off 45-minute cabaret with YouTube sensation, Miranda Sings. The show was raising money for the head trauma rehabilitation charity, Headway, and was a huge success. Nathan was delighted to be able to sing Suddenly Seymour with Miranda. 

The show transferred to the Arts Theatre in London's Leicester Square, to begin a short West End run, in double-bill with the play, F**king Men, and ran until mid August.

In January 2010, NBS made its triumphant return to the West End stage, again playing at the Arts, every Thursday and Saturday night at 10pm, this time alternating with the show, Nunsense A-Men played by the same cast in rep, and closed in May 2010.

You can't keep a good show down, so cut to March 2011, and once again, the Boys are back, this time, at the newly-rebranded Charing Cross Theatre (formerly the New Players), with five brand new cast members, and a slightly reworked production.  Nathan has taken on the role of Resident Director for the show, as well as being the Dance Captain, and the understudy to all the other boys, so he certainly has his work cut out!

The show is currently running every Friday and Saturday nights, at 10pm, to enthusiastic audiences.

 

Cast Details (2009)

Stephen Butler
Adam Mendelsohn
David Lucas
Matthew Russell-Jones/Conleth Kane
Nathan Taylor
Joe van Haeften

Production Team (2009)

Musical Director
Leigh Thompson
Musical Supervisor
Elliot Davis
Director
Phil Willmott
Choreographer
Andrew Wright
Assistant Director
Anthony Coleridge


2010 Cast Included:

Stephen Butler
James Cohen
Adam Mendelsohn
David Lucas
Matthew Russell-Jones
Nathan Taylor
Joe van Haeften
Conleth Kane
Dean Monroe
Will Stokes
Davis Brooks

Production Team (2010)

Musical Director
Leigh Thompson
Director
Phil Willmott
Choreographer
Andrew Wright
Resident Director
Company Manager
Katherine Hare



Cast Details (2011)

Nathan Taylor
Dan Slade
Drew Mason
Callum Francis
Will Stokes
Matt Beadle
Rudi Last
Davis Brooks

Production Team (2011)

Musical Directors
Jem Powell
Leigh Thompson
Director
Phil Willmott
Choreographer
Andrew Wright
Resident Director/
Dance Captain
Nathan Taylor



 

Cast Details (2012)

Nathan Taylor
Dan Slade
Myke Cotton
David Malcolm
Will Stokes
Matt Beadle
Rudi Last
Davis Brooks

Production Team (2012)

Musical Directors
Leigh Thompson
Mark Aspinall
Director
Phil Willmott
Choreographer
Andrew Wright
Resident Director/
Dance Captain
Nathan Taylor




PHOTOS

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Original Cast Pics
2011 Cast Pics

Original Cast Pics
Photos from the official press shoot for the 2009 run.
Please be warned, these pictures contain tasteful male nudity.

Miranda Sings

While performing the show at the King's Head, the boys took part in a late-night cabaret with internet sensation, Miranda Sings.  The night was a great success, and the audience couldn't get enough.  Nathan was thrilled to get the opportunity to sing Suddenly Seymour with Miranda: although she, of course was fully clothed, Nathan was completely naked throughout, much to Miranda's horror!

 

The evening was filmed, and after much painstaking editing, to remove all the willies, several clips hit YouTube.  You can see them by clicking on the links below.

 

Part 1 - Let Me Entertain You / Dance 10, Looks 3

Part 2 - Suddenly Seymour

Part 3 - Iconic Dances (Naked)

Part 4 - Roxie Hart / Defying Gravity