Bath Light Operatic Group are taking a break away from the norm this summer and bringing the wonderful Sondheim show Company to The Wroughton Theatre, 18 – 21 July.
Whilst a major swathe of the popular group is in rehearsals for Sound of Music at Theatre Royal Bath this autumn; Tristan Carter has taken on the mantle of Director to produce this classic musical.
Full of the usual Sondheim brilliance, the study of relationships, love and company is put under a microscope during Robert’s 36th birthday party.
In a show full of comedy Robert has to consider whether it’s best to be single, married or even divorced but living together as his crazy, wedded friends play out every possible example of co habitation.
Sondheim as ever is razor sharp in his observations and touchingly sincere all in one number, making him the master of the modern musical.
Director Tristan Carter said “It is important for BLOGs to diversify and take on the challenging small scale musicals when the opportunity arises. It is a company bursting with talent and having the opportunity to work with a few of the group in an intensive rehearsal period is proving to be hugely rewarding. It was great that we attracted some new group members to the production, there is a wealth of experience so the result will be absolutely stunning”
It is a debut for Mark Bradbury, holding the baton for BLOG for the first time “I adore Sondheim, he is so intricate and exhilarating, the voices in the cast blend so well and I couldn’t imagine a stronger leading man in Andrew English as Bobby. It will be a great show, it’s really refreshing to be challenged and entertained as an audience, not many writers achieve that and Sondheim has mastered it beautifully.”
Bookings for this much anticipated musical can be made online or through the BLOG Box Office number. All seats are £12, evening performances only.
18 -21 July 2011 7:30pm. Wroughton Theatre Bath.
Booking online: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/24718 Or Tel: 01225 863740
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