Broadway legend Patti LuPone will return to London in a new gender-reversed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company. The musical opens in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theatre, produced by Elliott Harper Productions, a new production company set up by director Marianne Elliott and theatre producer Chris Harper.
Frequently billed as ‘the first concept musical’ Company follows Bobby a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship or marriage. The show begins on his 35th birthday where we see his interactions with his best friends, five married couples and three girlfriends. The musical explores his relationships through a series of short vignettes, breaking the traditional mold of a book musical.
New York Times: “The commercial theatrical event of the year to date”