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Witness the spectacular return of Patti LuPone to London theatre with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company. The Broadway musical has had the gender of its protagonist reversed, and the role is essayed by musical theatre icon Rosalie Craig.
Why Watch Company
Besides an enticing storyline that reflects the romantic troubles of adults in first-world countries today, the show features some of the best actresses in the industry. Patti LuPone is a legendary performer who has acted in a variety of roles like Fantine in Les Miserables, Eva Peron in Evita, and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. In this musical, Patti LuPone plays the dynamic Joanne. Rosalie Craig joins LuPone on stage as the protagonist ‘Bobbie’. She is an Olivier Award nominee who has acted in some of the biggest theatrical productions like The Light Princess and the City of Angels.
Company was revived on multiple occasions since its first production at the Alvin Theatre in 1970 due to its popularity. It is Sondheim’s most frequently staged musical, and has been featured at both Broadway and West End. Director Marianne Elliott was allowed the creative freedom to reverse the gender of the protagonist by Sondheim. The play offers an intriguing modern outlook on the social institution of marriage.
At Bobbie’s 35th birthday celebration, she finds herself in a somewhat precarious social situation, when her friends begin to start asking her why she is still single. Everyone wants to know when she will find the right person with whom she can start a family. The musical goes on to explore Bobbi’s relationships with a sequence of short vignettes, while managing to effectively break the stereotypical idea of what constitutes a romantic relationship in the modern world. The director, Marianne Elliott, manages to add her own unique flavour to the musical comedy. How will Bobbi continue with her romantic endeavours? Will she ever find someone who is right for her? Company is a limited run West End production that is certainly worth a watch this season.
Fans of Romantic Comedies | Adult Audiences
None yet since the play has not started previews.
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 16 and above. Children below 16 will not be permitted.
Gielgud Theatre has a seating capacity of 940. Find the seating plan here.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Strict Cancellation Policy
All West End show tickets are non-refundable.
Had been hearing rave reviews and the show was everything I expected. Company is about ME!!
It's not even a joke how gender roles have reversed and what men faced in the 1970s is only nowwomen facing the same!
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Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London