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- Craig Angus
- 22 September 2017
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical features Rosalie Craig as Bobbi, the first time the leading role has been written for a woman
Running from Wed 26 Sep until Sat 22 Dec, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical about life, love and marriage and widely regarded as a theatre masterpiece.
Directed by Marianne Elliott, this production sees the leading role of 'Bobby' re-imagined as a woman for the first time ever. 'Bobbi' is played by West End stalwart Rosalie Craig, with the lead character going through the same existential crises at her 35th birthday party. The production also features Olivier award winner Patti LuPone (Evita, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard) as Joanne.
Marianne Elliott said she's thrilled to be directing the musical, and giving it a new lease of life. She added: 'I really want to make this production contemporary, to explore what it feels like to be a 35 year old sexually confident woman managing friendships and searching for love. Stephen Sondheim and I have talked a great deal about how this new interpretation might best be executed and I can't wait to share it with audiences.'