The limited West End run of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends—Cameron Mackintosh's tribute concert to late musical theatre trailblazer Stephen Sondheim that was presented May 3, 2022, at London's Sondheim Theatre—officially opened October 3 at the Gielgud Theatre. Watch highlights from the production in the video trailer above.
The production began previews September 21 for the encore engagement, which is scheduled to continue through January
6, 2024. Read the reviews here.
Three-time Tony honoree Bernadette Peters, one of the premiere Sondheim interpreters, who starred in the original casts of the late composer's Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods, again stars, making her West End debut. Peters is joined by Tony winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Here Lies Love) as well as Christine Allado, Clare Burt (who recently replaced Haydn Gwynne), Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton, and Beatrice Penny-Touré with Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey, and Monique Young.
Check out photos from opening night below:
Directed by Matthew Bourne side by side with Julia McKenzie, the
production also features choreography by Stephen Mear, conducting by
Alfonso Casado Trigo, musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical
arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe, set design by Matt Kinley, projection
design by George Reeve, costume design by Jill Parker, lighting design
by Warren Letton, and sound design by Mick Potter.