Mel Giedroyc joins the cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Mel Giedroyc joins the cast of Company at the Gieldgud Theatre

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 … Read more

New cast announced for The Ferryman

The Ferryman new cast announced

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions have announced new casting Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman opened at the Royal Court to critical acclaim becoming the fastest selling show in the theatre’s history.  The show has continued its success since transferring to the Gielgud Theatre where it is now booking until January 2018. The new cast of The Ferryman after October 7, 2017 will comprise Maureen Beattie  – Aunt Maggie Far Away, Charles Dale  – Father Horrigan, Laurie Davidson – Shane Corcoran, Fra Fee – Michael Carney, Stuart Graham – Muldoon, Sarah Greene  –  Caitlin Carney, William Houston – Quinn Carney, Ivan Kaye – Tom Kettle, Mark Lambert – Uncle Patrick Carney, Carla Langley – Shena Carney, Catherine McCormack – Mary Carney, Fergal McElherron – Frank Magennis, Conor MacNeill – Diarmaid Corcoran, Rob Malone – Oisin Carney, Dearbhla Molloy … Read more

Looking back at nearly five years of Curious Incident

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

After nearly 1,500 performances, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is nearing its end in London. Mark Ludmon looks back over its five-year run. Nearly five years – or 1,743 days – after Christopher Boone first set out to investigate The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre, the show continues to earn standing ovations at its current home of the Gielgud. Audiences are wowed by Bunny Christie’s design, Finn Ross’s video effects, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham’s movement direction, Simon Stephens’s writing, Mark Haddon’s story and, of course, the talent and physical prowess required to play the lead role of Christopher. After nearly 1,500 performances, the show will end its run in London on June 3. In that time, it will have been seen by over 1 million people in London, with Christopher played by 18 different actors including understudies. With many … Read more