For many Queen’s Boulevard refers to a road in distant New York City but for theatre lovers it can only be Charles Mee’s play Queen Boulevard the Musical. What does any of this have to do with Cyprus? Tsepis Theatre and Mpalomeni Tsepi theatre organisation are bringing this production to life at theatres nationwide.
Premiering on December 30 in Limassol, the public has a chance to discover what the Queen’s Boulevard refers to. The play is inspired by the Indian dance-drama The Flower of Good Fortune and follows a young man’s journey when he leaves his wife on their wedding night and seeks to find a rare flower she wants. He gets lost in the weird world of the New York boulevard’s multiculturalism like another Odysseas looking for a way home.
It sounds to be a lively, colourful performance with musicals acts to take anyone on a journey to the Big Apple’s buzzing centre. “The most multicultural show of the year,” say organisers.
After its premiere and two more shows in Limassol, the production will move to Paphos for a night before relocating to Nicosia for five shows and finally one performance in Larnaca at the end of January.
Queen’s Boulevard (the musical)
Play performance adapted from Charles Mee’s piece. December 30, January 9, 10, 11, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31. Various theatres around Cyprus. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 96-297278