Sondheim's Marry Me A Little Returns to St. James Studio
Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions have announced that their recent production of the Stephen Sondheim musical revue Marry Me A Little will return to the St James Theatre Studio, near Victoria in central London, for one week from 6 to 11 October 2014.
The production, which is directed by Hannah Chissick and features musical direction by David Randall, originally ran at the venue from 29 July to 10 August 2014. Both Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pulford will return to the roles of Man and Woman.
Marry Me A Little was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman René pieces together a selection of songs by Stephen Sondheim to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams.
Told entirely through songs written early in Sondheim’s career or previously intended for his Broadway musicals including 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum', 'Company', 'Follies' and 'A Little Night Music', this is a musical revue offering a look at "the songs that got away”.' The musical first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1980, and was last performed in London in 1997 at the Bridewell Theatre.