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."
Production photos by Catherine Ashmore