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Shaftesbury Avenue 39, London W1D 6AR

Old Friends

Closed January 6, 2024

I'm delighted that I have been able to put together one last great hurrah for my old friend, containing many of the greatest songs ever written for the musical theatre, in one great big Broadway show' - just as he wanted

Cameron Mackintosh

Why See Old Friends?

Broadway ShowsVocal & Classic PopConcertsMusic-focusClassic

Back by popular demand

Bernadette Peters is set to make her long-awaited UK stage debut alongside Lea Salonga, Janie Dee, Bonnie Langford, Jeremy Seacombe, and a host of musical theatre's brightest and best in this final collaboration between Cameron Mackintosh and the late American theatre master Stephen Sondheim. Following on from the pair's other shows (Side-by-Side-by-Sondheim, 1976 and Putting It Together, 1992) Old Friends will be an in-depth revue featuring some of Sondheim's greatest songs, performed by the very best talents.

First seen in a highly esteemed concert gala staging back in May 2022 and subsequently broadcast on the BBC, Old Freinds' return offers fans 16 weeks of shows, with performances beginning on September 21st. Additional cast set to appear are Beatrice Penny-Tour, Joanna Riding, Christine Allado, Jac Yarrow and many more stars. So Sondheim fans, don't miss out - we predict this will sell like Mrs. Lovett's meat pies!

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Opening night: 21 September 2023

Cast and Creative


Bernadette Peters
Lea Salonga
Bonnie Langford
Janie Dee
Jeremy Seacomb
Christine Allardo
Beatrice Penny-Touré
Joanna Riding
Jac Yarrow
Clare Burt
Damian Humbley
Bradley Jaden 
Gavin Lee
Jason Pennycooke 
Marley Fenton
Harry Apps
Bella Brown
Richard Dempsey
Monique Young


Devised by Cameron Mackintosh and Stephen Sondheim
Direction by Matthew Bourne with Julia McKenzie
Choreography by Stephen Mear
Conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo
Musical supervision is 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

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3 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

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Veronica Alders : “A joyous evening of uplifting entertainment ”

Just what was needed…….talent in abundance - enjoyment for all with... more

P. Randolph: “Fabulous show!”

First class! Only for a short 16 week run, do try not to miss it. Makes... more

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