Press Release – Company Stephen Sondheim – Wroughton Theatre, Bath

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: Or Tel: 01225 863740

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All enquiries Petra Schofield 07966 552 853 Press Night 18th July 7:30pm

About Petra

Petra is a freelance theatre professional - Artistic Director of Magic Penny Productions, Production Director for Music is Life Productions Ltd and a freelance theatre director / producer available for work across the South West. Petra writes and directs for the Merrimen Youth Company and in 2012 created Magic Penny Productions, a theatre company accessing the history curriculum through drama. The first project culminated in a series of workshops and a bespoke production for Peasedown St John primary school in June 2013 alongside a multi media exhibition showing research and history from across the entire community. Petra directed RENT! for BODS at The Mission Theatre, Bath and Pencoweth a brand new musical at The Rondo Theatre in September 2013 for Music is Life Productions. Recently commissioned to form a community Theatre Company and write a play based on A Midsummer Night's Dream for performance in June 2014 as part of The RSC Open Stages Project.
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