Sondheim showcase, Putting It Together, on song for Hope Mill Theatre

Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre showcases the work of Stephen Sondheim in a musical revue called Putting It Together which opens later this month.

Five people are thrown together at a cocktail party in a Manhattan penthouse.

With a dose of imagination, and a dash of musical flair, the guests transform the apartment into a multitude of settings including the stage of an abandoned theatre, an estate in Sweden, an island outside of Paris, a street off the Roman Forum, the woods of a fairy tale and a mythical town in the Southwest.

Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park with George, this acclaimed musical revue celebrates Sondheim’s incomparable career in musical theatre.

It features more than 30 musical numbers from some of the Broadway composer’s most memorable and best-loved shows including Company, Follies, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The cast includes Simbi Akande (Fiddler on the Roof, Chichester Festival Theatre), Alex Cardall (Sweet Charity, Watermill Theatre and winner of the 2018 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year award), Andrew Gallo (Sunny Afternoon, UK Tour), Gavin James (Sweeney Todd, English National Opera) and Lauren James Ray (Broken Wings, Theatre Royal Haymarket)

Directed by Bronagh Lagan Putting It Together runs at the Hope Mill Theatre from October 24 to November 24.

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