Janie Dee
Janie Dee

Stephen Sondheim musical revue Putting it Together will receive its London premiere at the St James Theatre next year, performed by a cast including David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen.

Running from 14 January to 1 February 2014, it's being produced by Robert Mackintosh, brother of Cameron Mackintosh who first produced the show over 20 years ago.

Billed as a "revue that tells a story", Putting it Together is set at a cocktail party in New York City, where two couples - one middle-aged and married, the other young lovers just starting out - reflect through the songs of Sondheim on the complexities that make up modern relationships.

Directed by Alastair Knights, choreographed by Matthew Rowland with musical supervision by Alex Parker, the UK production was first seen at G Live in Guildford in September.

Cameron Mackintosh said: "I couldn't be more delighted that my brother, Robert, is presenting the London premiere of Sondheim's review Putting it Together – a companion piece to Side by Side by Sondheim that I put together with Julia MacKenzie in England many years ago starring Diana Rigg, and subsequently in New York with Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett.

"Robert's theatre, the stylish and innovative St James, should prove the perfect venue for Sondheim's brilliant, witty and moving material culled from many of his great musicals. Putting it Together is a musical theatrical cocktail that promises to leave audiences shaken, stirred and highly entertained."