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Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim

An intimate look at the Father of the Modern Musical, featuring new arrangements of his most beloved work.

Hailed as a “revelatory revue full of wonderful moments” and a “funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theatre’s greatest living composer and lyricist,” Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words… and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim.

His story. His inspiration. His genius. The tapestry of creativity that characterises Stephen Sondheim remained largely undiscussed, especially by the man himself, until the creation of Sondheim on Sondheim. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews, delving into Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process.

Sondheim on Sondheim plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 4-8 July 2023.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Inspired by a concept by David Kernan
Originally produced on Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company
Todd Haimes, Artistic Director, Harold Wolpert, Managing Director, Julia C. Levy, Executive Director

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40385
  • : Bridewell Theatre
  • : 04/07/2023
  • : EC4Y8EQ
  • : 08/07/2023
  • : Greater London
  • : James Lapine
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  • : from £11.50


Pastiche Musical Theatre Company, based in Hillingdon, return to the Compass Theatre in May with a production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s ground-breaking musical, Company.

On his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. The show features some of Musical Theatre’s most well-known songs such as ‘Not Getting Married’, ‘You Could Drive A Person Crazy’ ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ and Sondheim’s iconic anthem, ‘Being Alive’.

Proceeds from Pastiche’s production will be donated to Crohn’s and Colitis UK – a worthy charity that carries out remarkable work in raising awareness, campaigning and helping to fund research and also provides support to those living with Crohn’s and Colitis (and their loved ones). Pastiche are incredibly proud to be supporting them with their production, once again picking a charity that is close to Pastiche’s heart, as they have been supporting members of the company.

Performances nightly at 19:30. Matinee performance on Saturday 13th May at 14:45

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40346
  • : The Compass Theatre
  • : 10/05/2023
  • : UB108PD
  • : 13/05/2023
  • : Greater London
  • : Book by George Furth. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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  • : £15 (£13 concessions)
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, ‘Into The Woods’ premiered on Broadway in 1987 and has received 10 Tony Awards and 6 Olivier Awards. The 2014 film of the same name is an adaptation for screen from the original book by James Lapine and featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.

Northern Ireland Opera are delighted to be bringing one of Stephen Sondheim’s most loved musicals to Belfast. ‘Into the Woods’ promises to be a real highlight for audiences in 2022: a wonderfully intriguing show that brings together and intertwines some of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk and Rapunzel, to ask what might have happened before “Once upon a time” and after “Happily ever after”.

This locally built and created musical will be presented at the Lyric Theatre, featuring some of Northern Ireland’s greatest musical and creative talent. We are thrilled to be able to introduce Belfast to some wonderful new local talent while at the same time to be able to showcase some of the West End’s finest performers, some originally from NI and making their debut performances back home.’

‘Into The Woods’ follows three highly successful productions each February by Northern Ireland Opera at the Lyric: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ in 2018, ‘Sweeney Todd’ in 2019 and ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ in 2020. We look forward to welcoming audiences old and new to this latest production, opening on 9th February 2022.

A final note from the Director, Cameron Menzies about the legendary composer and lyricist of ‘Into The Woods’, Stephen Sondheim, whose recent loss is an incalculable one to music and to theatre: “We will endeavour to create a wonderful tribute to one of the greatest musical theatre composer/lyricists of all time. There is truly now a…Giant in the Sky.’’