Marry Me A Little - casting announced
CASTING has been announced for Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little, which returns to the London stage for the first time in 17 years in a brand new production at St. James Studio, where it runs from July 31 (previews from July 29) to August 10, 2014 (16 performances only).
Starring as Man and Woman respectively are Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pulford.
Simon Bailey was most recently seen as Liam in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium, prior to which he toured the UK as Raoul in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera.
His West End credits include Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic in Passion (Donmar Warehouse), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre) and Britney in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).
Bailey is also a founder member of ‘Theatreland’s First Supergroup’ Teatro.
Laura Pitt-Pulford was most recently seen as The Falconer in the Tori Amos musical The Light Princess at the National Theatre. Her other recent credits include A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse), Piaf and Hello Dolly (Leicester Curve Theatre) and Mack & Mabel and Parade (Southwark Playhouse).
Marry Me A Little pieces together a selection of songs by Stephen Sondheim to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton.
Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams.
Told entirely through songs written early in Sondheim’s career or previously intended for his ground-breaking Broadway musicals including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Company, Follies and A Little Night Music, Marry Me a Little is described as a funny, moving and sophisticated musical as well as a fascinating look at “the songs that got away”.
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