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

Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc to star in UK premiere of Luce

Mel Giedroyc stars in Luce at Southwark Playhouse

Actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc, co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off, will star in the UK première of JC Lee’s play Luce at the Southwark Playhouse. Bookings are now open. Luce will be directed by Simon Dormandy, whose recent productions include the world première of his own stage adaptation of The Hudsucker Proxy, and designed by Dick Bird, who won the 2015 UK Theatre Award for best design. Luce, which premièred at Lincoln Center Theater in 2013, marks the arrival in the UK of a startling new voice. JC Lee’s play is about the fear of homegrown terrorism. Set in an ordinary American town, but addressing anxieties that are growing throughout the Western world, it raises troubling questions about parenting, education and racism, such as where do the springs of violence lie? Luce runs at Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016. Further casting is to be … Read more

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