For those who are ardent fans of
Patti LuPone, here is an exciting opportunity to catch her in the London West
End with a popular Broadway classic, Company! The Broadyway superstar is a
renowned name and has won prestigious Tony Award. The wonderful star is all set
to made her comeback along with Rosalie Craig. The show is a reimaged version
of Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy Company and will run for a strictly
limited season at the Gielgud Theatre.
The brand new production is produced
by Elliot & Harper Productions, newly formed theatre company. In the year
1995, the show was last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse. The brilliant
show was originally premiered on Broadway in 1970 and won six Tony Awards at
the 1971 ceremony, which includes Best Musical and Best Score.
Company features superb music and
lyrics by Sondheim of Follies, Into the Woods fame and a book by George Furth.
The popular show is a jovial musical about life, love and the highs and lows of
marriage. The show revolves around Bobbie, who is celebrating her 35th birthday
and receives visits from her friends and family. Everyone is wondering that
there is no man in her life.
The show features some heart
touching numbers such as “Another Hundred People”, “Getting Married Today”,
“The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive”. The role of Bobbie is portrayed by Olivier
Award-nominated actress Rosalie Craig of The Light Princess, City of Angels
fame and Patti LuPone, Broadway legend in the role of Joanne. LuPone is a
renowned actress known for winning Tony and Drama Desk Award for shows such as Les
Misérables, Gypsy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and recently
Broadway’s War Paint.
Other star cast includes Mel
Giedroyc as Sarah, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley
Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Alex Gaumond as Paul, Richard
Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Daisy Maywood as Susan, Jennifer Saayeng
as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry, as well as
Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.
Under the superb direction of
Marianne Elliot of War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
fame the show is presented by Elliot & Harper Productions. The critically
acclaimed and life-affirming musical comedy is only for a strictly limited
season at London’s Gielgud Theatre, from September 26th to December 22nd 2018.