16 September 2023 - 6 January 2024
Celebrate the extraordinary legacy of musicals composer Stephen Sondheim with Cameron Mackintosh’s new musical review Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends.
Following a spectacular concert held in May 2022 to celebrate the life and work of Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Cameron Mackintosh presents Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends in the West End, at the Gielgud Theatre.
An extraordinary cast includes multi-Tony Award winning Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, plus Miss Saigon and Les Mis star Lea Salonga, and West End stars Janie Dee (Follies), Bonnie Langford (Anything Goes), Joanna Riding (Follies), Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd), Beatrice Penny-Touré (Phantom), Christine Allado (Hamilton) and Jac Yarrow (Joseph).
Stephen Sondheim, who died in 2021, was one of the greatest ever writers of musicals, including Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins and Company.
Conceived and created with Stephen Sondheim’s input and blessing, this extraordinary new musical review follows the two previous official Sondheim revues, Side by Side by Sondheim and Putting it Together, as being the definitive celebration of the work of a musicals genius.
The show is directed by Matthew Bourne with Julia McKenzie, with choreography by Stephen Mear.
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends runs at the Gielgud Theatre in London from 16 September 2023 to 6 January 2024.
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Who is in the cast of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends?
The West End show is set to star Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, with Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Christine Allado (Hamilton), Janie Dee (Follies), Bonnie Langford (Anything Goes), Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd), Beatrice Penny-Touré (The Phantom of the Opera), Joanna Riding (Follies) and Jac Yarrow (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).
Further cast will be announced.
Who are the creative team of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends?
Conceived by Cameron Mackintosh and Stephen Sondheim
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Matthew Bourne, with Julia McKenzie
Choreography by Stephen Mear
Conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo
Musical supervision by Stephen Brooker
Musical arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe
Set design by Matt Kinley
Projection design by George Reeve
Lighting design by Warren Letton
Sound design by Mick Potter
Venue InformationGielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38