Company
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The legendary Broadway musical as you've never seen it before.

Marianne Elliott directs COMPANY, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical comedy about life, love and marriage. Elliott & Harper Productions present this iconic musical with the lead role of 'Bobby' re-imagined for the first time as a woman. Featuring Stephen Sondheim's iconic songs - The Ladies Who Lunch, Being Alive, and Side by Side.

At Bobbi's 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Why doesn't she settle down and have a family? One thing is for certain; you will fall in love with COMPANY.

Starring Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone as Joanne, this musical masterpiece opens in September 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season.
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
'A sublime cocktail of an entertainment you'd be mad to miss.
Astonishing. Sensational. Theatrical magic.'

'It's Sensational'
'Rosalie Craig delivers a tour de force that deserves to be the talk of the town'
'sublime cocktail of an entertainment you'd be mad to miss.'

★★★★★ Evening Standard
'Surprising, sexy and clever. It's glorious.'
'Marianne Elliott's glorious show'
'Wonderfully fresh'

★★★★★ Time Out
'Mel Giedroyc gives a comic masterclass'
'A cast to die for'
'Entertaining as hell'
'Terrifically funny turn from Jonathan Bailey'

★★★★★ Metro
'Broadway star Patti LuPone is magnificent'

★★★★★ The i
'This is a game-changer.'
'I can't remember ever laughing more at a musical'
'Pure musical theatre pleasure.'

★★★★★ Radio Times
'A flawless revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical'
'Jonathan Bailey outstanding as the neurotic Jamie'

★★★★ Financial Times
'Elliott has reimagined this musical for a new age and an application that is more universal than ever.'

★★★★ The Times
'Song by song, moment by moment, it delivers'
'Patti LuPone astounds. A bona fide star.'

★★★★ The Guardian
'Heavenly'
JONATHAN BAILEY & ALEX GAUMOND WILL PLAY GAY COUPLE IN REIMAGINING OF COMPANY (19 JULY 2018)

Jonathan Bailey will play Jamie (originally written as the female character, Amy) and Alex Gaumond will play his devoted fiancee Paul in Marianne Elliott's new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company which opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018.

Stephen Sondheim and Elliott have been working closely together on the script and have re-imagined these two characters as a gay couple for the very first time.

Director Marianne Elliott said:
"I could not be more thrilled that Stephen Sondheim agreed to turn Amy into Jamie. I hope it makes this production feel very, very now. We are keeping the existing dialogue, and not changing the famous scene in which the character gets cold feet about their impending marriage and sings the iconic 'Getting Married Today'. The characters of Jamie and Paul feel like a lot of the contemporary gay male friends I know."

Jonathan Bailey's recent television work includes: Broadchurch, WIA, Chewing Gum and Doctor Who. His theatre credits include The York Realist, King Lear with Ian McKellen for the Chichester Festival Theatre, American Psycho at the Almeida and Othello at the National Theatre. His films credits include The Mercy, Christ the Lord, Testament of Youth and St Trinians.

Alex Gaumond's West End musical credits include Miss Trunchbull in the RSC's Matilda, We Will Rock You, and Legally Blonde - The Musical. Other theatre credits include ENO's Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson, Taming of the Shrew at the Globe, Caroline or Change at the Chichester Festival Theatre and A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. His films include The Hustle and Hampstead.

Also announced today is Daisy Maywood as Susan. Her theatre credits include The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk at Wilton's Music Hall and on tour, Promises Promises at Southwark Playhouse, Wonder.Land and Carrie Cracknell's Medea for the National Theatre and A Chorus Line at the London Palladium. She also appeared in Rufus Norris' film London Road.

The complete cast for Company is: Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, 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. Joining them are: Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.



MEL GIEDROYC JOINS ROSALIE CRAIG AND PATTI LUPONE IN COMPANY (5 FEBRUARY 2018)

It's been announced that Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper's highly anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company, directed by Marianne Elliott. It will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018 for a limited run.

Mel Giedroyc, one of the UK's most loved performers, will play Sarah, and joins Rosalie Craig as Bobbi, a role re-imagined for the first time as a woman, and Broadway star Patti LuPone as Joanne.

Mel Giedroyc said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be playing Sarah in Marianne Elliott's upcoming production of Sondheim's Company in the West End. It's been an ambition of mine to be in a Sondheim show, and to be working alongside Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone and to be directed by the genius director that is Marianne Elliott is just the icing on the cake."

Marianne Elliott added: "I am so pleased that Mel is going to join our Company to play Sarah. She has all the qualities I was looking for in the role of Sarah. She is a unique and gifted comic actress and another amazing and talented woman to add to the cast. I can't believe my luck - we are going to have so much fun."

Mel Giedroyc recently co-presented seven series of The Great British Bake Off for the BBC alongside her long-time comic partner Sue Perkins, co-presented Let It Shine with Graham Norton and Gary Barlow and presents for the BBC at Eurovision. Other TV credits include: The Sound of Music Live, Would I Lie to You?, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Richard Ayaode's Travel Man. Mel will soon be playing Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Other theatre credits include: Luce at Southwark Playhouse, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Playhouse), Eurobeat (Novello), and New Boys.

Rosalie Craig is currently performing in Jez Butterworth's award-winning play, The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Marianne Elliott's production of The Light Princess, for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for an Olivier Award, Rosalind in As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera and London Road - all for the National Theatre. Other theatre includes: City of Angels for the Donmar, Lady Macduff in Macbeth for Manchester International Festival, directed by Kenneth Branagh, Sylvia in the musical Finding Neverland and the title role in Miss Julie at Chichester Festival Theatre. Her film and TV credits include: London Road, Spooks, and Casanova.

Patti LuPone, who this week performed Don't Cry for me Argentina at the Grammy's returns to London to make her first appearance in a West End musical for over 25 years with this production of Company. Her previous London theatre credits include originating the role of Fantine in Les Miserables, an Olivier-award winning role in The Cradle will Rock and creating the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Her numerous Broadway credits include: originating the role of Eva Peron in Evita, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, and Master Class. Her many films include: Heist, Driving Miss Daisy and Witness. TV includes: American Horror Story, Glee, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace (as herself), Frasier (1998 Emmy nomination) and Law & Order. LuPone, who is a graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New York's Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company, is the author of the The New York Times bestseller Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

The multi-award winning musical comedy about life, love and marriage includes Stephen Sondheim's iconic songs, The Ladies who Lunch, Being Alive and Side by Side.



PATTI LUPONE AND ROSALIE CRAIG TO STAR IN GENDER-SWITCH COMPANY (26 SEPTEMBER 2017)

As Elliott & Harper Productions is about to begin performances of its first West End show, Simon Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Marianne Elliott has announced that she will be directing a new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company.

For the first time ever, the lead role of Bobby will be re-imagined as a woman. Company will run at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 26 September 2018 for a strictly limited season, with public booking now open.

Rosalie Craig (The Light Princess, for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical; As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera and London Road - all for the National Theatre; City of Angels for the Donmar) will play Bobbi and Tony and Olivier award-winning Patti LuPone (Les Miserables, The Cradle will Rock, Sunset Boulevard, plus numerous Broadway credits including Evita, Gypsy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood and Master Class) will play Joanne. The multi-award winning musical comedy about life, love and marriage includes Stephen Sondheim's iconic songs, The Ladies who Lunch, Being Alive and Side by Side.

Marianne Elliott said: "I feel so lucky to be directing this wonderful musical. I've loved it for years. I really want to make this production contemporary, to explore what it feels like to be a 35 year old sexually confident woman managing friendships and searching for love. Stephen Sondheim and I have talked a great deal about how this new interpretation might best be executed and I can't wait to share it with audiences. I also get to work with the beautiful and talented Rosalie Craig, as well as a hero of mine, Patti LuPone."

Patti LuPone added: "I saw War Horse in New York and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in London. I came out of both productions blown away by Ms Elliott's vision. So naturally I am thrilled beyond words that she wants me to be a part of Company. I'm a lucky girl. Marianne, Steve, London. I thought I'd sworn off musicals, but working with Marianne was an opportunity I couldn’t resist."

Elliott & Harper Productions will co-produce a new production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with Catherine Schreiber and West Yorkshire Playhouse at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in November 2017 and will co-produce the 2018 Broadway transfer of Angels in America.







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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 26 September 2018

Booking until: 30 March 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 35 Mins

Prices: £17.00 - £198.00

Author / playwright: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

Director: Marianne Elliott

Cast: Rosalie Craig , Patti LuPone
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