Good news! We're back at the Phoenix Artist Club for another year of Sondheim cabarets. Join us on 30th January for the first of this year's shows and hear this gorgeous lot in action...
COMPANY is coming to the West End! Elliot Harper Productions have announced that the show will be part of their new season starting next August. In this gender-switched updating, the lead role of "Bobbie" will be played by Rosalie Craig!
The Society would like to say a big thank you to pianist Anthony de Mare for presenting highlights from Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim for the Piano this Sunday at Milton Court Concert Hall. And he'll be in Manchester on Tuesday, so don't miss out...
Exciting news! Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee are to star in FOLLIES at the National Theatre next year, directed by Dominic Cooke. The long-awaited Sondheim-Goldman classic will be the centrepiece of the Autumn 2017 programme.
Congratulations to Guildford School of Acting student Courtney Bowman on winning The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition, claiming the £1,000 first prize with "Me and My Town" from Anyone Can Whistle
SSSSPOTY 2016 Results
The Guildford School of Acting’s final-year student Courtney Bowman (21, pictured) claimed the £1,000 first prize in The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition, held at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 15th May. Courtney’s Sondheim song of choice was “Me and My Town”, reprising her role of corrupt Mayoress Cora Hoover from GSA’s production of Anyone Can Whistle in June 2015.
Society Garden Party
The Gods of the Theatre were shining on us this Sunday as the clouds parted over Windsor and brought us a warm, sunny day for our Garden Party. Once again, David and Pat Oldcorn welcomed around 80 members to their beautiful Thameside home just up the river from the centre of Windsor. There, they hosted a perfect afternoon of delicious food, flowing wine and a concert featuring some of...Read More »
Sondheim Cabaret 30th January January 14, 2017
Due to popular demand, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... cabaret evenings are returning for 2017, kicking off on 30th January with three new guest stars joining our host Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham. The other good news is that we've kept the ticket prices the same, and members of the Read More »
West Side Stories: Sondheim on the making of a classic December 28, 2016
Fans of West Side Story – and of musical theatre in general – were treated to an hour-long documentary this Christmas produced and directed by Ursula Macfarlane and fronted by choreographer Bruno Tonioli and broadcaster Suzy Klein. Richly illustrated with archive footage, new interviews and musical excerpts played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra – Read More »
Company coming to the West End… with a female Bobbie! November 25, 2016
Elliot Harper Productions – the new theatre company formed by Tony- and Olivier-Award-winning theatre director Marianne Elliott and theatre producer Chris Harper – has announced that they will be bringing Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company to London's West End, as part of a new season of shows starting next August. Elliot, who Read More »
Liaison with Anthony de Mare November 14, 2016
Concert pianist Anthony de Mare, the mastermind behind the Liaisons project – "Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano" – gave an outstanding performance at the Milton Court Concert Hall, part of the Guildhall School of Music at the Barbican, this Sunday evening. This landmark commissioning and concert project invited 36 composers to Read More »
The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… #8 November 3, 2016
Don't miss the last Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... cabaret of the year! It's scheduled for Monday 14th November at our usual spot in the Phoenix Artist Club, just downstairs from the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. Our inimitable host Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham will be joined by Read More »
Company at the LOST Theatre, London October 25, 2016
Wimbledon Light Opera are presenting Company at the Lost Theatre London from the 9th to the 12th of November. From their site: "We’re delighted that our autumn show will be the sublime musical comedy, Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. Company centres around Bobby and the Read More »