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1st Night TV: More Nunn Night Music from Menier

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Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1973 Broadway classic A Little Night Music opened at the Garrick Theatre on Tuesday (7 April 2009, previews from 28 March), becoming the seventh West End transfer in five years for the 150-seat Menier Chocolate Factory, where the production first opened in December (See 1st Night Photos, 8 Apr 2009).

Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 Swedish film and written largely in waltz time, A Little Night Music concerns the tangled romantic lives of several couples in Sweden at the turn of the 20th century. The score includes the Grammy Award-winning ballad “Send in the Clowns”.

The cast features Hannah Waddingham, Alexander Hanson, Maureen Lipman, I’d Do Anything contestant Jessie Buckley, Kelly Price, Gabriel Vick and Kaisa Hammarlund along with John Addison, Florence Andrews, Laura Armstrong, Lynden Edwards, Jeremy Finch, Holly Hallam, Charlotte Page, Nicola Sloane, Alistair Robins, Grace Link, Sian Howard-Jones and Ben Fleetwood Smyth.

A Little Night Music has musical supervision by Caroline Humphris, set and costume design by David Farley, orchestrations by Jason Carr, lighting by Hartley T A Kemp and sound by Gareth Owen. It’s produced in the West End by David Babani for Chocolate Factory Productions, Andrew Fell and Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres. The musical is currently booking at the Garrick for a limited season until 25 July 2009.

- by Terri Paddock

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