Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little at St. James Studio
Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions presents a revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical revue Marry Me A Little, conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman René, beginning previews on 29 Jul 2014, with an official opening set for 31 Jul and continuing its limited engagement through to 10 Aug 2014 at the St. James Studio, near Victoria in central London.
Synopsis: 'Marry Me A Little 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”.'
Marry Me A Little first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1980, and was last performed in London in 1997 at the Bridewell Theatre. This production will be directed by Hannah Chissick, with musical direction by David Randall.