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Casting announced for Putting it Together at Hope Mill Theatre

Lauren James Ray

Casting news

CASTING has been confirmed for the fifth in-house production of 2018 from Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester: the musical revue Putting it Together, which celebrates and showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim.

Directed by Bronagh Lagan, it runs from Wednesday, October 24 to Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The cast includes Simbi Akande (Fiddler on the Roof, Chichester Festival Theatre), Alex Cardall (Sweet Charity, Watermill Theatre, 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).

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

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 such as 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.

Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Neil Eckersley, Putting It Together is devised by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie. With words and music by Stephen Sondheim, the production is directed by Bronagh Lagan, who returns to Hope Mill Theatre after her critically-acclaimed Little Women. Original orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick.

Putting It Together is presented in arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

Tickets: From £16 – to book, visit hopemilltheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.