WATCH: Q&A, interviews + a spine-tingling performance at the Company launch

15 May
Posted in: Features Videos

It's got to be one of the most hotly anticipated shows to come to London this year. COMPANY opens on London's West End at the Gielgud Theatre this September and the lead role, usually played by a man, will be played by the fantastic Rosalie Craig. Caroline Hanks-Farmer was there and caught a lot of it on camera...

Caroline said:

"Recently I attended the launch of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth‘s Musical Company. A morning spent at the Joe Allen Restaurant in the same room as four Award-winning, influential, and established artistes. Director Marianne Elliott explained her thought process on the regendering of one of the principal characters. We heard why Patti Lupone, having said she’d turned away from musicals, is now back where she belongs? Are there baked goods involved for Mel Giedroyc to sink her teeth into? And from the intensity of The Ferryman play to Company hear Rosalie Craig sing Being Alive all in the video clip below."

"What struck me with this launch was the candidness of the interviewees. To hear Patti talk about theatre etiquette and how it affects those on stage and other audience members. I liked the reference to attending a performance should evoke a sense of community. The sheer reverence in Marianne’s voice when talking about Sondheim and her passion for women to have more opportunity for work as they get older was certainly music to my ears."

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