Just the one more trip to see the glorious Company at the Gielgud Theatre before it sadly departs. Marianne Elliott’s multi Critics Circle Award-winning and Olivier-nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s modern classic must finish tonight (30 March 2019).
Exemplifying the meaning of the term “revival”, Marianne Elliott delivers a brand new take on classic concept musical Company that is fresh, funny and altogether fabulous.
Marianne Elliott’s new and updated production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company is so utterly necessary. And I use the word necessary very deliberately.
Where to start on something that is so perfect that it defies belief, for, Company is the very definition of perfection in my opinion. From the opening to the closing moment time just flashes by, such are the performances delivered by the whole cast.
Marianne Elliott’s Company is a show for a 2018 audience. Take yourself down to the Gielgud Theatre to see the musical which is sure to sweep the next Olivier Awards.
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes an adaptation of Company that subtly but definitively realigns it for a contemporary audience and makes you wonder how you could ever go back to the original as is.
Marianne Elliott’s production of Company is the comeback kid, another demonstration that Britain is natural Sondheim country: all dry wit and laughing resignation.
Marianne Elliott brings Company to the West End with a production that may well change the musical forever.
Jonathan Bailey will play Jamie (originally written as the female character, Amy) and Alex Gaumond will play his devoted fiancée Paul in Marianne Elliott’s new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company which opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018.
Further casting has been announced for Marianne Elliott’s highly-anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company which previews from 26 September 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre (press night is 16 October).
But overall, this is a light and entertaining production of Much Ado About Nothing that just needs some more focus in some scenes to keep the pace flowing better. Worth a visit.
Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper’s highly anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony award-winning musical, Company, directed by Marianne Elliott.
Rose Theatre Kingston announces the centrepiece of their ten-year anniversary: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice and directed by Simon Dormandy in a limited season from 13 April to 6 May 2018.
The BBC has announced today that Lucie Jones is one of the six artists chosen to perform the songs competing for the UK’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.
The one that absolutely blew me away in performance was Wigmaker, which is billed as a “modern hairy fairy tale” about a beautiful wigmaker whose wigs come to life at night. The music and lyrics to this piece by Douglas Hodge are stunning.
Final casting has now been announced for NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS, which runs for one night only at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 28 November. Olivier Award winner Sally Dexter and Clive Carter, both Wicked West End alumni, and rising star Katie Bernstein join the line-up.
NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS will give the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals in a one-off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 28 November 2016. Stars participating include The Great British Bake-Off’s Mel Giedroyc, Douglas Hodge (performing from a musical he has also written), Haydn Gwynne and Caroline Quentin (playing Joan Littlewood).
Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London’s Playhouse Theatre on 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. They will join the creator of The Rocky Horror …