All the best for the festive season! We'll be back in the New Year for, among other things, the final performance of "Follies", a one-off "Sondheim on Sondheim", and "Company" in the West End
TIFFANY GRAVES, who sang with Alistair McGowan (pictured) at Hey, Old Friends! in honour of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday, will once again perform for the Society at next month's cabaret slot at the Phoenix Artist Club. Tickets are just £12 for members and £15 for non members. Book now!
STEPHEN SONDHEIM ON FOLLIES: The composer/lyricist in discussion with Jeremy Sams at the National Theatre prior to the first preview of Follies
GALLERY: Go behind the scenes at the National Theatre's Follies to see Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton – and SSSSPOTY winners Alex Young and Adrian Grove –in rehearsal.
Izuka Hoyle of Arts Ed London wins first prize in the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award
The countdown to the National Theatre's FOLLIES has begun. It's sure to be a spectacular affair, with a 21-piece orchestra and 37-strong cast, including Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Philip Quast... plus SSSSPOTY winners Alex Young and Adrian Grove
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!
Congratulations to our founding patron Julia McKenzie, who has been awarded the CBE in New Year Honours List for her contribution to the arts.
Every month, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... welcomes three performers to the Phoenix Artist Club in the heart of Soho for a cabaret evening of Sondheim, new musical-theatre writing and a selection of Broadway standards. Our aim is a mix of 50% Sondheim, 25% rare or new songwriting, and 25% classics, although our hosts Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham are afforded some leeway! The cabaret evening – held once a month, typically on the first Monday –...Read More >>
Follies at the National
The National Theatre has released a behind-the-scenes clip from a recent photoshoot for their upcoming Follies. In the short, 30-second video, the four leads – Imelda Staunton (Sally), Janie Dee (Phyllis), Philip Quast (Buddy) and Peter Forbes (Buddy) – ready themselves for the fashion photographer Perou (aka Ralph John Perou), before being snapped as a quartet in...Read More »
Tim McArthur debuts “Mountains” in New York – 5th February January 18, 2018
International cabaret artiste, West End performer, radio broadcaster and host of The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... Tim McArthur is to deliver his most honest one man musical show, Mountains, in New York at FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, on Monday 5th March at 9.30pm. Tim is returning to perform in New Read More »
Oliver Savile to star as Bobby in Company at Aberdeen January 1, 2018
Following Aberdeen Arts Centre’s 2016 smash hit production of Cabaret, the award-winning team returns with a brand new production of Company. Oliver Savile (Wicked, Phantom of The Opera), Anita Louise Combe (Gypsy, Chicago) and Ashleigh Gray, who makes a triumphant return to Aberdeen after her acclaimed performance as Elphaba in the UK tour of Wicked, lead a cast of Read More »
Julia McKenzie, CBE recognised in New Year honours list December 31, 2017
Congratulations to our founding patron Julia McKenzie, who has been named a Commander of the British Empire for her contribution to the arts and her services to drama in this year's New Year honours list. Julia joins the likes of actor and musician Hugh Laurie, novelist Jilly Cooper and Vogue Read More »
Come Play Wiz Us – Sondheim Cabaret with Tiffany Graves October 22, 2017
The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… three new guests at their monthly cabaret: West End star Tiffany Graves (Mack & Mabel, Chicago, Sweet Charity), newcomer Miiya Alexandra, currently wowing audiences in Metropolis, and Read More »
Broadway Baby – as sung by the staff of the New York Times October 22, 2017
To accompany Lin-Manuel Miranda's interview with Stephen Sondheim for a recent New York Times piece in T Magazine – which you can read here – the staff at the newspaper had a go at performing "Broadway Baby". The reporters and columnists do a grand job of the Read More »
Sondheim Cabaret October 1, 2017
The Stephen Sondheim Society returns to the Phoenix Artist Club with another evening of Sondheim cabaret hosted by Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham. This month’s three guests include a finalist from this year's SSSSPOTY competition, the star of GHOST The Musical Read More »