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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends – first look at the cast in rehearsals

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning production begins performances at the Gielgud Theatre this month

OLD FRIENDS Bonnie Langford, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Janie Dee, Christine Allado, Joanna Riding, Beatrice Penny Toure, Monique Young Photo Credit Danny Kaan
Bonnie Langford, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Janie Dee, Christine Allado, Joanna Riding, Beatrice Penny Toure, Monique Young © Danny Kaan

First look photos of the cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends have been released.

As announced exclusively by WhatsOnStage in February, the celebration of the late Stephen Sondheim’s greatest works will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 21 September, led by Broadway stars Bernadette Peters (making her West End debut) and Lea Salonga.

Joining them in the show are Christine Allado, Janie Dee, Clare Burt, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton and Beatrice Penny-Touré, alongside Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey and Monique Young, who complete the company.

Devised and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and directed by Matthew Bourne with Julia McKenzie, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends has choreography by Stephen Mear and is conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo, with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe, set design by Matt Kinley, projection design by George Reeve, costume design by Jill Parker, lighting design by Warren Letton and sound design by Mick Potter.

Tickets for performances through to 6 January 2024 are on sale below.

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Closed: 06 January 2024