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A Little Night Music extends to 5 Sep at Garrick
The Menier Chocolate Factory production of A Little Night Music, has extended by 6 weeks at the Garrick Theatre and will now have its final performance on 05 September 2009.
David Babani of Chocolate Factory Productions said: “It is with great excitement that we are able to announce further London performances of Trevor Nunn’s Chocolate Factory production of A Little Night Music. Since its original opening in December last year, the production has played to packed houses both at the Chocolate Factory and the Garrick Theatre, and discussions are currently underway for a Broadway production to open later this year.”
The production was at the 180 seat Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre from 22 Nov 2008 to 8 March 2009, before transferring to the West End's Garrick Theatre, opening 7 April 2009, following previews from 28 March 2009, to good notices from the popular press: THE GUARDIAN says, "Delicious production." THE TIMES says, "At its finest Nunn’s production has needle-sharp poignancy." 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."
The cast includes Hannah Waddingham (Desirée), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik Egerman), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman).
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler. It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by David Farley, lighting by Hartley T A Kemp, choreography by Lynne Page, sound by Gareth Owen.
It is produced in the West End by David Babani for Chocolate Factory Productions, Andrew Fell and Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres.
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.