Clare Burt joins company of 'Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends'

Following Haydn Gwynne's departure from the concert, Clare Burt will perform in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends for the limited West End run.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

Clare Burt will join the company of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, which begins performances at the Gielgud Theatre on 21 September.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh said today in a statement: "I am so thrilled that another wonderfully talented Old Friend, Clare Burt, who started out with me in the early years of both Cats and Les Miserables and is now a much-loved leading stage and screen actress, has literally stepped off a plane in order to step in for Haydn Gwynne who, sadly, had to suddenly withdraw last week. Our Old Friends cast is now complete, and this sensational all-star ensemble is raring to strut their extraordinary stuff from Thursday, 21 September, at the Gielgud Theatre."

As previously announced, Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will lead the cast of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends. Also in the cast will be Christine Allado, Clare Burt, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton and Beatrice Penny-Touré, Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey, and Monique Young.

The award-winning concert returns to the West End to celebrate the life and music of the renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Read our complete guide to Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends here.

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Photo credit: Clare Burt (Photo by Matt Crockett)

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