Produced by the Barn Theatre in association with Anthology Theatre.
Starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera)
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.
A charming and bittersweet musical revue that features songs by Stephen Sondheim, the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical. Two urban singles share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearning while never leaving the confines of their solitary apartments. Together, they breathe new theatrical life and meaning into a collection of trunk songs that were culled from the final productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and A Little Night Music.
Conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the production will be directed by Kirk Jameson (Just So, Madagascar) with musical staging by Sam Spencer-Lane (The Last Five Years, Aspects of Love), set and costume design by Gregor Donnelly and musical direction by Arlene McNaught (SIX).
“This smartly staged collage of off-cuts from the Sondheim canon is highly recommended and deserves a further life”
“This two-hand musical is reliant on incredible performances and the Barn Theatre have brought the best to the Cotswolds.”
“The Barn has adapted incredibly during the pandemic, both with online shows and in-person productions such as this, which prematurely closed because of Lockdown 2.0. “
“This lonely hearts revue with songs cut from Follies and other musicals is a carousel of regrets and rapture”