Old Friends - Sondheim Gala

Video: Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends concert to play on BBC this Christmas

Check out the new TV trailer for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends tribute concert, airing on the BBC in the UK this Saturday.

The star-studded London tribute concert to Stephen Sondheim is coming to the BBC on 31 December 2022 at 5.35pm on BBC Two.

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends was organised by Cameron Mackintosh on 3 May 2022 at the Sondheim Theatre, for a unique night to pay tribute to the legendary musicals composer, who died in November 2021 at the age of 91.

The cast was a stellar one, including stage and screen legends Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Petula Clark, Anna-Jane Casey, Rosalie Craig, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Maria Friedman, Haydn Gwynne, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Julian Ovenden, Bernadette Peters, Sian Phillips, Jon Robyns, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell, Imelda Staunton, Charlie Stemp, Gary Wilmot and Michael D. Xavier.

Staged by Matthew Bourne, Maria Friedman and Stephen Mear, and conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo, the BBC will screen the concert on BBC Two this Christmas, and put the one-off show on BBC iPlayer.

Read more about the song list for Old Friends, and read reviews of the night.

The show will air on BBC Two on 31 December 2022 at 5.35pm on BBC Two, and will then be available on BBC iPlayer.

In the UK? Watch Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends on BBC iPlayer – here.

More about Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Video: BBC Trailer for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends. Video courtesy of BBC / Cameron Mackintosh Ltd / sondheimoldfriends.com

This article was updated on 16 December 2022 with the date and time of the screening, and 29 December with the video.


📷 Main photo: Old Friends - Sondheim Gala. Photo by Danny Kaan

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