Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Marianne Elliott's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company at the Gielgud Theatre.
Mel Giedroyc is to play Sarah joining Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Broadway's Patti LuPone as Joanne when Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. This production sees the central role of Bobby re-imagined as Bobbi, the first time this role will have been played by a woman with the blessing of Stephen Sondheim.
Mel Giedroyc said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be playing Sarah in Marianne Elliott’s upcoming production of Sondheim’s Company in the West End. It’s been an ambition of mine to be in a Sondheim show, and to be working alongside Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone and to be directed by the genius director that is Marianne Elliott is just the icing on the cake.’
Mel recently co-presented The Great British Bake Off for the BBC alongside her long-time comic partner Sue Perkins, co-presented Let It Shine with Graham Norton and Gary Barlow and commentates for the BBC at Eurovision. Other TV credits include: The Sound of Music Live, Would I Lie to You?, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Richard Ayaode’s Travel Man. Mel will soon be playing Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Other theatre credits include: Luce at Southwark Playhouse, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Playhouse), Eurobeat (Novello), and New Boys.
Company is directed by Marianne Elliott, designed by Bunny Christie, musical direction by Joel Fram and choreography by Liam Steel.