Alex Gaumond and Jonathan Bailey complete the cast of Marianne Elliott’s highly anticipated new production of Company at the Gielgud Theatre.
The complete cast was announced today for Marianne Elliott’s new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company which previews on 26 September 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre.
Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, American Psycho the musical) will play Jamie (originally written as the femaile character, Amy) and Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Legally Blonde,ENO’s Sweeney Todd) will play his devoted fiancee – Paul.
Stephen Sondheim and Marianne Elliott have been working closely together on the script and have re-imagined these two characters as a gay couple for the very first time. Director Marianne Elliott said: I could not be more thrilled that Stephen Sondheim agreed to turn Amy into Jamie. I hope it makes this production feel very, very now. We are keeping the existing dialogue, and not changing the famous scene in which the character gets cold feet about their impending marriage and sings the iconic “I’m not getting married today.’ The characters of Jamie and Paul feel like a lot of the contemporary gay male friends I know.’
Daisy Maywood ( Promises Promises, Wonder.Land, A Chorus Line) is to play Susan. The rest of the Company cast includes Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Richard Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Jennifer Saayeng as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry. Joining them are: Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.