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 »
Jake Gyllenhaal sings “Finishing The Hat” February 8, 2017
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who is currently in rehearsal for Sunday in the Park with George at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, has posted a video to his Facebook page showing him singing through "Finishing The Hat". The stylish video, filmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, shows Gyllenhaal walking down Read More »
SSSSPOTY 2017 – Save the date! February 3, 2017
We're pleased to confirm that the final of the 11th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition – better known as SSSSPOTY – will take place on Sunday 11th June 2017 at the Noël Coward Theatre in St Martin's Lane, London, meaning that 12 lucky finalists will get 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 »