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Photos: Get a First Look and Listen at Rehearsals For COMPANY at Aberdeen Arts Centre

Listen in to some of the most memorable songs from Sondheim's Company, sung by a cast of West End stars who will bring the show to life in its exclusive run at Aberdeen Arts Centre from 1 - 10 February.

Oliver Savile (Wicked, Phantom of The Opera) pulls on heartstrings with his beautiful rendition of the show's closing number Being Alive, Anita Louise Combe (Gypsy, Chicago) brings sass to Ladies who Lunch and Simbe Akande (Fiddler on the Roof, Ghost) is sweet as Martha in Another Hundred People.

The tracks, recorded in rehearsals, are a fantastic opportunity to listen in on this stellar cast of West End stars bringing their talents to some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs - he has described Company as the first musical in which he found his voice.

Listen here:
Being Alive
Ladies Who Lunch
Another Hundred People

Additionally, take a first look at photos from rehearsals below!

With music and lyrics from legendary composer Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, Company is widely regarded as a trailblazing concept musical, exploring modern relationships. It set records when it opened on Broadway, being nominated for an astonishing fourteen Tony Awards and winning six, including Best Musical.

It's Bobby's 35th birthday party and his married friends are all asking the same question - will he ever give up his bachelor lifestyle and settle down?

Directed by Aberdeen born Derek Anderson, who directed the sell-out success of Cabaret and The Pillowman, Company will play a strictly limited season from 1 to 10 February 2018.

The cast also includes Ashleigh Gray as Amy, Arun Blair-Mangat as Paul, Kimberly Blake as Jenny, Stephen John Davis as Larry, Wayne Fitzsimmons as David, Jennifer Harding as April, Jaqueline Hughes as Sarah, Susie Mathers as Kathy, Lisa Anne-Wood as Susan, Barnaby Thompson as Peter and Alex Wadham as Harry.

Aberdeen Arts Centre is delighted that this marks a further step in its commitment to draw on the talent and experience of theatre professionals from all over the country, both behind and in front of the curtain, and bring them to Aberdeen to present new productions.

Derek Anderson says: "I'm very excited to be returning to the Arts Centre to bring this iconic musical to my hometown. Not only does it provide the opportunity to present his masterpiece in Aberdeen but it also gives us the chance to reunite the creative talent behind the overwhelming success that was Cabaret. Company is a unique musical, and I can't wait for everyone to experience this production with a brilliant cast."

This production of Company will be choreographed by Lee Crowley, designed by Nik Corall, with musical direction by Nick Barstow, lighting design by Ben Pickersgill, video design by Norydas Genys, sound design by Mick Livermore, and casting by Lucy Casson.

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith


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