Producer Cameron Mackintosh has invited many of Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in his honour: the Sondheim Theatre in London.
The evening, which takes place for one night, only on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 20h, will be staged by Matthew Bourne and Maria Friedman, with choreography by Stephen Mear and a 26-piece orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo. All profits from the evening will go to the Stephen Sondheim Foundation.
The impressive cast of the show, includes the following names:
Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Petula Clark, Rosalie Craig, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Maria Friedman, Haydn Gwynne, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia McKenzie, Julian Ovenden, Bernadette Peters, Siân Phillips, Jon Robyns, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell, Imelda Staunton, Charlie Stemp, Hannah Waddingham, Gary Wilmot, and Michael D. Xavier.
Shan Ako, Christine Allado, Holly-Anne Hull, Ashley Campbell, Anna-Jane Casey, Desmonda Cathabel, Josefina Gabrielle, Louis Gaunt, Amy Griffiths, Rob Houchen, Bradley Jaden, Ian McLarnon, Jeremy Secomb, Jordan Shaw, and Matthew White.
All available tickets for ‘Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends’ have now been sold, but audiences are encouraged to check back for returns.
For those who cannot get tickets, the gala will be screened live at the Prince Edward Theatre powered by The Luna Cinema. The event will start at 19h with a live broadcast from the Sondheim Theatre, leading up to the Gala commencing at 20h.
A video from the rehearsals:
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