BWW WEST END: 'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' Meets the Press!
The critically acclaimed, sell-out Menier Chocolate Factory production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical A Little Night Music, directed by Trevor Nunn, transfers to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Our West End video partners, Reelkandi.tv were there at the 'A Little Night Music' press night at the Garrick Theatre in London to bring you all the excitement of the starry event. It features interviews with Sir Trevor Nunn and cast members including Hannah Waddingham (Desiree Armfeldt) and Alexander Hanson (Fredrik Egerman).
A Little Night Music, based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, is set in 19th Century Sweden where affairs of the heart are uppermost in everyone's thoughts. Hailed as a witty and stylish celebration of romance the story centres on the elegant actress Desiree Armfeldt and the spider's web of sensuality, intrigue and passion that surrounds her and features the classic "Send in the Clowns".
Since it opened in 2004, six Menier Chocolate Factory productions have transferred to the West End and New York - Fully Committed, Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop Of Horrors. Dealer's Choice, Maria Friedman Re-Arranged and most recently La Cage aux Folles, currently at the Playhouse Theatre.
A Little Night Music - featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler - originally opened in 1973 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre with a cast that included Glynis Johns as Desiree, Len Cariou as Fredrik and Hermione Gingold as Madame Armfeldt. The show, directed by Harold Prince, garnered six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The Sondheim score features one of the composer's best-known tunes, Send in the Clowns, as well as Every Day a Little Death, The Miller's Son and A Weekend in the Country.
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