A Little Night Music - Garrick Theatre 2009

  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Genre: Musical
    Opened 7 April 2009
    Written: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Directed: Trevor Nunn
    Producer Menier Chocolate Factory
    Cast: Hannah Waddingham (Desiree), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman)
    Synopsis: Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden where affairs of the heart are uppermost in everyone's thoughts. The story centres on the passionate liaisons between four couples over a midsummer weekend.

    What the popular press had to say.....
    NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "On transfer to the West End, A Little Night Music leaves me far less than enraptured." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Delicious production...an evening of refined enchantment." SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "While at its finest Nunn’s production has needle-sharp poignancy, the comedy that accompanies the pain is sometimes too broad...It’s not a rendering that never puts a foot wrong; but when it’s in step with Sondheim’s masterly music it’s sheer elegance." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I found myself almost continually entranced...It's a fine production of a musical that only misses greatness by a whisker."

    External links to full reviews from popular press
    The Guardian
    The Times
    Daily Telegraph

    Production photos by Catherine Ashmore

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