Marianne Elliott to direct Rosalie Craig & Patti LuPone in ‘Company’

With Elliott & Harper Productions first West End show, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, about to begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Marianne Elliott has now announced that she will direct a new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony award-winning musical, Company, with the lead role of Bobby re-imagined as a woman for the very first time.  

Company will run at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 26 September 2018 for a strictly limited season, with public booking opening today.

The production will star Rosalie Craig as Bobbi alongside Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.   

Rosalie Craig (Bobbi in Company). Photo Dan Kennedy

 At Bobbi’s 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why she isn’t married; why she can’t find the right man and why she hasn’t settled down to have a family. 

The multi-award winning musical comedy about life, love and marriage includes Stephen Sondheim’s iconic songs, The Ladies who Lunch, Being Alive and Side by Side.

Patti Lupone. Photo Axel Dupeux for The Wall Street Journal

Marianne Elliott said: 

‘I feel so lucky to be directing this wonderful musical.  I’ve loved it for years.  I really want to make this production contemporary, to explore what it feels like to be a 35 year old sexually confident woman managing friendships and searching for love. Stephen Sondheim and I have talked a great deal about how this new interpretation might best be executed and I can’t wait to share it with audiences.  I also get to work with the beautiful and talented Rosalie Craig, as well as a hero of mine, Patti LuPone.’

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