Stephen Sondheim’s musical “The Frogs” hops into the West End

Stephen Sondheim’s rarely performed musical The Frogs to be staged at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Loosely based on a comedy written by Aristophanes in 405 BC, The Frogs is an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire. With music and lyrics by Sondheim, it has been freely adapted for today by Burt Shevelove, and even more freely adapted by Nathan Lane.

Michael Matus (Peter and the Starcatcher) & George Rae (Grand Hotel) will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, directed by Grace Wessels.

The cast will also feature Bernadette Bangura (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Martin Dickinson (Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse), Chris McGuigan (Through the Mill, London Theatre Workshop), Li-Tong Hsu (Here Lies Love, National Theatre), Nigel Pilkington (The Showstoppers), Emma Ralston (Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods), Jonathan Wadey (previously at Jermyn Street Theatre in House on the Hill’s UK premiere of Natural Affection).

The Frogs will run from 14 March 2017 until 8 April 2017 at Jermyn Street Theatre.

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