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 West End stars in this new production.
With music and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, Company is widely regarded as a trailblazing concept musical, exploring modern relationships. It set records when it opened on Broadway, being nominated for an astonishing fourteen Tony Awards and winning six, including Best Musical.
Directed by Aberdeen born Derek Anderson, who directed the sell-out success of Cabaret and The Pillowman, Company will play a strictly limited season from 1 to 10 February 2018.
The cast also includes Simbi Akande as Martha, Kimberly Blake as Jenny, Stephen John David as Larry, Wayne Fitzsimmons as David, Jennifer Harding as April, Jaqueline Hughes as Sarah, Susie Mathers as Kathy, Lisa Anne-Wood as Susan and Barnaby Thompson as Peter.
Aberdeen Arts Centre is delighted that this marks a further step in its commitment to draw on the talent and experience of theatre professionals from all over the country, both behind and in front of the curtain, and bring them to Aberdeen to present new productions.
Derek Anderson says: “I’m very excited to be returning to the Arts Centre to bring this iconic musical to my hometown. Not only does it provide the opportunity to present his masterpiece in Aberdeen but it also gives us the chance to reunite the creative talent behind the overwhelming success that was Cabaret. Company is a unique musical, and I can’t wait for everyone to experience this production with a brilliant cast.”
This production of Company will be choreographed by Lee Crowley, designed by Nik Corall, with musical direction by Nick Barstow, lighting design by Ben Pickersgill, video design by Norydas Genys, sound design by Mick Livermore, and casting by Lucy Casson.
Aberdeen Arts Centre and David Adkin present
by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Aberdeen Arts Centre
33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
Thursday 1 – Saturday 10 February 2018
Opening Night: 3 February 2018
Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Box Office: 01224 641122
Tickets are priced at £26/£24