Izuka Hoyle of Arts Ed London wins first prize in the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award
FOLLIES is coming to London's National Theatre this summer, with a 21-piece orchestra and 37-strong cast, including Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and SSSSPOTY winner Alex Young
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.
The final of the 11th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year, incorporating the Stiles + Drewe Prize, will be held at the Noël Coward Theatre in St Martin's Lane, London, at 3 p.m. on the afternoon of 11th June 2017. The event, co-produced by The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), will once again present the 12 best students of drama and musical theatre courses – as selected by Chairman of the July...Read More >>
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 »
Izuka Hoyle wins SSSSPOTY 2017 June 12, 2017
Jeremy Chapman reports back from the 11th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year – a Sunday afternoon of Sondheim and new writing for the stage, performed by 12 of the UK's best students of musical theatre. There's no stopping those glorious gals! Scots lass Izuka Hoyle made it Read More »
Sondheim Cabaret – June 5th May 21, 2017
Join us on Monday 5th June at 7.30 pm for another evening of Sondheim cabaret at the Phoenix Artist Club. As ever, our host Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham will present a mix of Sondheim, new musical theatre writing and some songbook standards, with the help of three special Read More »
Claybourne Elder: You and Me and Sondheim April 23, 2017
Claybourne Elder has just finished portraying the character of the soldier Napoleon in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway – the first Sondheim production to ever gross more than $1 million in a single week. Read More »
Sondheim Cabaret: Meet the Frogs on 1st May April 16, 2017
The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... returns with another great Monday night cabaret line up, hosted as ever by Tim McArthur and with the incredible MD Aaron Clingham at the piano. This month's special guests are all from the sell-out hit production of The Frogs at the Jermyn Street so don't miss it! The show Read More »
Follies cast revealed April 7, 2017
The National Theatre has issued more details on the cast for their upcoming production of Follies, which will play at the Olivier from 22 August until 4 November this year. The dates of four special talks have also been announced. Among the cast is SSSSPOTY winner Alex Young, who will Read More »
Happy 87th Birthday, Steve! March 22, 2017
On behalf of all members of The Stephen Sondheim Society, we'd like to wish a very happy birthday to our patron, Steve. Many happy returns!