A Little Night Music transfers to Garrick 28 March


A Little Night Music transfers to Garrick 28 March

It is now confirmed that the Menier Chocolate Factory production of A Little Night Music, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, opening 7 April 2009, following previews from 28 Mar - booking to 25 Jul 2009.

The first performance at the 180 seat Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre was on 22 Nov 2008, and is currently playing to sold out houses to 8 March 2009.

Nearly all the Menier cast will transfer with the show: Hannah Waddingham (Desiree), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman), John Addison (Mr Erlanson), Laura Armstrong (Mrs Anderssen), Lynden Edwards (Mr Lindquist), Kaisa Hammarlund (Petra), Alistair Robins (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Nicola Sloane (Mrs Segstrom), Gabriel Vick (Henrik Egerman), Holly Hallam and Grace Link will alternate the role of Fredrika Armfeldt.

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.

Maureen Lipman's West End stage credits includes: "Glorious!" at the Duchess in 2005; "Aladdin" at the Old Vic in 2004; "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2003; "Peggy For You" at the Comedy Theatre in 2000; "Oklahoma!" at the Olivier NT & Lyceum Theatres in 1998/99; "The Sisters Rosenweig" at the Old Vic in 1994

Hannah Waddingham's West End stage credits include: "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Palace in 2006-2008; "Tonight's The Night" at the Victoria Palace in 2003; "Beautiful Game" at the Cambridge in 2000; "Lautrec" at the Shaftesbury in 2000; "Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens" at the Queens in 1998

Alexander Hanson West End stage credits includes: "Marguerite" at the Haymarket in 2008; "The Sound o Music" at the London Palladium. His many music theatre credits include We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, Enter the Guardsman for the Donmar Warehouse, Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi, Aspects of Love for Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, Candide for the National Theatre and A Little Night Music at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Jessie Buckley came second place in the BBC television series I'd Do Anything - a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy.

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