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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Preview: Company at Heworth Grange School



Felling Stage Society presents 
Stephen Sondheim musical

Company
Heworth Grange School
Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st October 2017

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.  It is a show that is rarely performed in the North East and is guaranteed to be a great night out.

Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (
Europe).


Creatives:
Director: Bea Atkinson
Music Director: Jonny Winter
Choreographer: Lisa Givens

Tickets:
Dates: Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:15pm
Venue: Heworth Grange School, High Lanes, Heworth, Gateshead, NE10 0PT
Ticket Prices: £12, 10 Concessions

Tickets are available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fssor by calling 07775 907934

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