Complete cast announced for Company in the West End
The central role in Marianne Elliott’s production has been gender-swapped and will now be played by a woman (Craig). The three characters that were originally Bobby’s girlfriends will also be gender-switched, with Richard Fleeshman playing Andy (formerly April), George Blagden playing PJ (formerly Marta) and Matthew Seadon-Young playing Theo (formerly Kathy).
Joining them are Jonathan Bailey and Alex Gaumond as Jamie, originally the female character Amy, and Paul, his devoted fiancée.
"I could not be more thrilled that Stephen Sondheim agreed to turn Amy into Jamie. I hope it makes this production feel very, very now. We are keeping the existing dialogue, and not changing the famous scene in which the character gets cold feet about their impending marriage and sings the iconic 'I’m not getting married today.’ The characters of Jamie and Paul feel like a lot of the contemporary gay male friends I know," said director Elliott.
Bailey’s recent television work includes 'Broadchurch', 'WIA', 'Chewing Gum' and 'Doctor Who'. His theatre credits include The York Realist, King Lear with Ian McKellen for the Chichester Festival Theatre, American Psycho at the Almeida and Othello at the National Theatre. His films credits include 'The Mercy', 'Christ the Lord', 'Testament of Youth' and 'St Trinians'.
Gaumond’s West End musical credits include Miss Trunchbull in the RSC’s Matilda, We Will Rock You, and Legally Blonde – The Musical. Other theatre credits include ENO’s Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson, Taming of the Shrew at the Globe, Caroline or Change at the Chichester Festival Theatre and A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. His films include The Hustle and Hampstead.
Also announced is Daisy Maywood as Susan. Maywood’s theatre credits include The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk at Wilton’s Music Hall and on tour, Promises Promises at Southwark Playhouse, Wonder.Land and Carrie Cracknell’s Medea for the National Theatre and A Chorus Line at the London Palladium.
The complete cast for Company is as follows: Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Alex Gaumond as Paul, Richard Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Daisy Maywood as Susan, Jennifer Saayeng as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.
Company will have choreography by Liam Steel, designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound by Ian Dickinson.
Company tickets are available now.