Stephen Sondheim’s Company set for Aberdeen Arts Centre

A brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical, Company heads to the Aberdeen Arts Centre this February.

This dark comedy about life, love and marriage, will star West End musical theatre performers Oliver Savile, Anita Louise Combe and Ashleigh Gray.

It’s Bobby’s 35th birthday party and his married friends are all asking the same question – will he ever give up his bachelor lifestyle and settle down?

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.

With some of his best songs including Marry Me A Little, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, Another Hundred People, and Being Alive Sondheim has described Company as the first musical in which he found his voice.

The cast also includes Simbi Akande, Kimberly Blake, Stephen John David, Wayne Fitzsimmons, Jennifer Harding, Jaqueline Hughes, Susie Mathers, Lisa Anne-Wood and Barnaby Thompson.

Company will be directed by Aberdeen born Derek Anderson, who directed the sell-out success of Cabaret and The Pillowman.

Derek Anderson said: “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.”

Company will run at the Aberdeen Arts Centre from February 1-10.

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