Join us for another evening of cabaret downstairs at The Phoenix Artist Club. Singing with Tim and Aaron this month will be Sarah Redmond, Gary Tushaw and SSSSPOTY 2016 winner Courtney Bowman – don't miss it!
With productions of Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Into The Woods and Assassins, this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has plenty on offer for Sondheim fans. Find the full listing here...
Fiasco Theater's award-winning Into The Woods comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory in July. Join us for a Society visit and exclusive after-show Q&A with the cast and creatives
The Sondheim Society enjoyed an evening with Patron Bernadette Peters at the Royal Festival Hall – her first solo concert in the UK for more than 15 years.
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
VIDEO: Watch our SSSSPOTY finalists as director Chris Hocking and MD Mark Warman lead them through their opening number from the 2016 Student Performer of the Year Award, to be staged at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 15 May
Natalie Dessay (Fosca), Ryan Silverman (Giorgio) and Erica Spyres (Clara) in Passion at the Théâtre du Châtelet. The Society was treated to an exclusive back-stage tour and Q&A with the principals and MD, Andy Einhorn
Hey, Old Friends! proved to be five-star hit – a huge thank-you to everyone who took part in the show and helped to make it a success!
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 »
Re-imagining Sondheim July 22, 2016
Contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare performs reinterpretations of the music of theatre composer Stephen Sondheim, written by composers from Steve Reich to Wynton Marsalis. From Company to Sweeney Todd, Sondheim has made his mark on the history of musical theatre; this project demonstrates how his influence reaches beyond the stage or Read More »
McKenzie & Quilley’s Sweeney Todd on Radio 4 Extra July 13, 2016
This coming Saturday morning at 9:00 am, Radio 4 Extra will be broadcasting a repeat of the National Theatre production of Sweeney Todd starring Denis Quilley and Julia McKenzie. The show, first broadcast on Radio 2 in July 1994, will be introduced by Sheridan Morley and will last Read More »
RAM brings Sweeney Todd to Stratford East July 5, 2016
This Sunday, The Stephen Sondheim Society will be attending the tale of Sweeney Todd, as recounted by students from the Royal Academy of Music. The Sondheim-Wheeler classic has returned to the Theatre Royal Stratford East – the very theatre where Steve Sondheim saw Christopher Bond's menacing reworking of the penny dreadful Read More »
Sondheim at the Edinburgh Fringe June 28, 2016
Stephen Sondheim appears to be well represented in this year's programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with productions of Assassins, Company (with a female Bobbi!), two Into The Woods (including the Junior version) and Merrily We Roll Along all listed. And his name has been dropped at least twice in cabaret listings, ensuring that Read More »
Sondheim @ The Phoenix: Cabaret 4 June 25, 2016
Tim McArthur and Aaron Clingham will be returning to The Phoenix Artist Club in July for the fourth of our regular cabaret evenings. This time, we've got a glittering line up that includes Courtney Bowman, this year's well-deserving winner of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition. Joining Courtney Read More »
Into The Woods, West Yorkshire Playhouse June 25, 2016
James Brining's production of Into The Woods closes tonight (25th June) after a successful run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. By all accounts, it appears to have been a roaring success, garnering four- and five-star reviews both locally and nationally. The Stage awarded the show – a co-production with Opera Read More »