The Dreamboys prepares to strip off at Queen’s Theatre

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 January 2015




Get your feather bowers at the ready ladies, as The Dreamboys are coming to town.

The UK’s top male strip show is making its way back to the borough, performing for one night only at the Queen’s Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch.

Creator and manager of The Dreamboys, David Richards, said: “We don’t do a lot of shows in Essex so we’re all very excited to perform here.”

The stripping hunks have been undressing in front of our very eyes for years, making appearances on hit shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Loose Women and Celebrity Big Brother.

David said: “The Dreamboys are like One Direction for adults – there’s complete pandemonium when they enter the room.

“We’ve been very fortunate with all of our success and hopefully we’ll get even bigger – if that’s possible!”

But the future of The Dreamboys did not always look so bright. Before its creator thought up his life changing idea, David decided he wanted to leave school at the age of 13.

He said: “I wasn’t doing well in terms of my education so I thought what was the point if I wasn’t learning anything.”

When he left his school in London, David started his own gardening business, clearing rubbish off of his neighbour’s lawns and in no time at all, he was making more money than he ever thought he could as a teenager.

He said: “I still saw my friends after I left school and I was wearing the nicest trainers, clothes, everything and when my mates looked at me, they started considering leaving as well!

“I don’t think any child should leave education before they’re 16 but for me, it was a good choice.”

David soon had his heart set on becoming a singer and at 16-years-old, he received a recording contract but after he developed vocal chord nodules, his voice was never the same again.

He said: “I just thought – what now?

“I didn’t really know how to do anything else so felt kind of lost.”

But aged 18, David came up with the idea which would change everything.

He said: “I can’t remember what it was exactly but I was watching an advert – it was something like Coca Cola or Levi with the hunky guys and all of the women swooning after them.

“It was then that it just came to me – I should put together a show where good looking and physically fit men would perform for women. It was almost like a Eureka moment!”

The teen started putting together a group of men but The Dreamboys didn’t become nationwide sensations overnight.

David said: “If you would of seen the places we were performing in, you would have been shocked.

“They were all small, gross back end ally pubs that you wouldn’t usually dare step in but at the end of the day it was still a job.”

It was only after 18 years of blood, sweat and tears that The Dreamboys made it the top and are now the biggest male strip show in the UK, attracting floods of women and even some celebrities, including The Only Way is Essex’s very own Dan Osbourne.

David said: “He’s officially one of us now but I’m not saying if Dan’s going to be on tour with us again this year – you’re just going to have to wait and find out for yourself!

“The show itself is amazing, with pole dancing, gymnastics, dance routines and so much more.

“It isn’t something to be missed!”

The Dreamboys will be performing at the Queen’s Theatre on January 21 at 7.30pm.

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