Company West End Gielgud Theatre London Review Stephen Sondheim

The Break A Leggers review the new revival of Company at the Geilgud Theatre in London’s West End .

The legendary Broadway musical as you’ve never seen it before. Directed by the Tony Award-winning Marianne Elliott, Company’s Bobby has been reimagined as a woman for the first time.

Starring Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone as Joanne, and Mel Giedroyc for a strictly limited season.

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is reprising the role she played in the 2011 staged concert production of Company. LuPone is currently starring on Broadway in War Paint and has been a stage icon for more than 30 years. Shows that make up her impressive theatrical arsenal include Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Les Misérables and the original 1979 Broadway production of Evita, where she played the lead role of Eva Perón.

Rosalie Craig plays Bobbie. Craig is best-known for her role in the world premiere of Tori Amos’ musical The Light Princess at the National Theatre in 2013, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other theatre credits include The Ferryman, City of Angels, Ragtime and London Road.

Comedian and actress Mel Giedroyc plays Sarah. Her previous theatre credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eurobeat and New Boy.

Will it be Break A Leg? Or LEG IT!!

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7 Responses to Company West End Gielgud Theatre London Review Stephen Sondheim

  1. philip lowe

    Like you guys I totally loved this show and we share lots of similarities in our opinions and review. If you've not done so already do check mine out.

  2. Paul Sargeant

    So excited to see this at the beginning of November! Even more so now I've seen your review.

  3. Rhys Coombs

    Saw the show on Saturday and it’s honestly the most astonishing and enjoyable piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in blooming ages!! This is how you do it people! Hats off to you Marianne Elliott, just give her the Olivier now! Jonathan Bailey as Jamie was sublime and he’s gonna get all the praise. Patti is of course an icon and can do no wrong👑 and finally to Rosalie Craig, the voice of an angel and a truly beautiful actress, can’t wait to see what she does in the future.

  4. David Constable

    Good review. I'm not a big fan of musicals (Follies at the National left me cold) but rather enjoyed this. The production is excellent. I also thought that I'd seen quite a lot of the Bunny Christie design elements before, but hell, they do work well.

    Despite being sat at the back of the gods, I had a central seat with a good view. I couldn't see any of the apparent celebs in attendance except the Break A Leggers in the dress circle slips. Would be interested to know if seats located at the sides missed much due to action taking place in the (excellently used) box like set elements?

  5. LuPones Fans

    Hey guys! Thank you so much for this review!
    And the Musical got extended until March 2019!

  6. William Burns

    Been waiting for this review!! Thanks guys

  7. EricMontreal22

    Fabulous review–I'm so glad that this seems to have proven all the naysayers wrong. One nitpick (as usual)–no mention of George Furth's libretto (and of course it was his concept–along with Hal Prince–that started the show long before Sondheim got on board)? Company's script is always a tricky one to get right tone wise–it's kinda a sophisticated sitcom in many respects, but I've seen many productions that play it too light, or play it like Ibsen–it sounds like they nailed the tone completely here (and from what I've coff coff heard, actually didn't need to change much of it at all). Sondheim often complains that his collaborators never even get mentioned–despite the fact that, Sweeney Todd aside, they were always the instigators of the shows.

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