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COMPANY

Opens 26 Sep 2018

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Broadway royalty Patti LuPone will make a triumphant return to the West End stage in 2018 starring as Joanne in this eagerly awaited gender-swapped version of the Sondheim masterpiece. Last fully staged in London in 1995, this brand new production will also feature Rosalie Craig as 'Bobbi', the woman whose 35th birthday party becomes the central theme of the show.

First seen in 1970, Company was like no other Broadway musical of the time, innovating the usual plot lines with a fresh series of vignettes that connect the intersecting lives and relationships of the characters. Songs such as 'Ladies Who Lunch', 'Getting Married Today' and 'Company' showcase Sondheim at his most sublime and manipulative.

What's the story?

Bobbi, traditionally Robert up till now, is a celebrating her birthday in the company of her friends, all of whom are either married or engaged. Through a series of visits with the couples we learn that the well-liked Bobbi has trouble with commitment as evidenced in her numerous affairs, but still hopes to find the right person for her. As each group has its say on Bobbi's singledom and marriage prospects (and state of their own), Company begins to question the old adage that the grass is greener on the other side.

For over thirty years Patti LuPone has thrilled audiences with a mixture of her stunning pipes and ever present sass. A true queen of the theatre, she has won two Tony and Grammy Awards for her achievements. Do not miss what is sure to be a fantastic chance to see her in her element.

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Dates

Opening night: 26 September 2018

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