Sondheim Spruces Up the West End

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Sondheim Spruces Up the West End


Sondheim fans are in for a treat this next fortnight as not one, but two of his musicals transfer from fringe theatres to the West End following cracking reviews.

After packing them in night after night at the Jermyn Street Theatre, the show that should have been Sondheim's debut production 'Saturday Night' transfers to the Arts Theatre for a three week run. Set just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, it tells the story of a group of friends in Brooklyn who dream of joining Manhattan's glittering society including the brilliant assertion 'when you're alone on a Saturday Night you might as well be dead!'. To match the theme and the current climate, we're pleased to report that tickets are a bargain £15 if you book before 25 March or just £25 afterwards.

'Saturday Night' shares a director with fellow Sondheim show 'A Little Night Music' which transfers from the much acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory to The Garrick on March 28th. Starring the legendary Maureen Lipman, and West End favourite Hannah Waddingham as well as 'not Nancy' Jessie Buckley, you'll know it best for the heartbreaking 'Send In The Clowns'.

If you want to have a listen before you book and have Spotify then click here to listen to Saturday Night and A Little Night Music".

Last Updated 17 March 2009