Gielgud Theatre

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB


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Gielgud Theatre

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Starring: Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig

Booking until: Saturday, 30 March 2019

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Booking until:
Saturday, 30 March 2019

Last time it was here, Company won both Adrian Lester and Sam Mendes an Olivier Award each, for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Director respectively. Now it’s back, playing at the Gielgud Theatre after The Ferryman ends a highly successful run as the widely acclaimed play of 2017. From the winning partnership of Jez Butterworth and Mendes, we move to the equally exceptional team of Stephen Sondheim and Marianne Elliott. But these two come with some legendary back-up!

This is the first major revival of Company since it appeared on Broadway in 2006 and as a staged concert production in 2011, in which it starred such Broadway names as Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone. Now it comes across the pond to London and LuPone is coming too! The two-time Tony Award-winning and Olivier Award-winning musical theatre star will reprise her role of Joanne in Elliott’s latest version and marks a long overdue return of LuPone to the West End. LuPone has played such musical theatre legends as Eva Perón in Evita (1980 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical); Rose in Gypsy (2008 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical); Fantine in Les Misérables (1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, awarded in conjunction for The Cradle Will Rock);Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard; Mrs Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. That’s quite a back catalogue, guaranteed to conjure up queues down the length of the West End to get tickets!

Traditionally, Company tells the story of Bobby, a male singleton on his 35th birthday surrounded by his ten best friends (as five married couples) and three girlfriends, none of whom he can commit to. It seems as though Bobby is intrinsically afraid of commitment. However, in this version, history has been made – Elliott’s production is the first in which Sondheim has allowed to gender swap all of the roles except Joanne, which LuPone is playing. So, in this case, Bobby becomes Bobbi and will be played by Rosalie Craig. Craig is best known for her performance as the title character in The Light Princess, which won her an Evening Standard Theatre Award and an Olivier Award nomination in 2013.

All in all, this new production promises to be an unmissable event in the 2018 musical theatre calendar, playing from 28 September. A legendary lyricist and composer; a widely acclaimed director (Elliot’s most notable work includes War Horse and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time); a Broadway icon and a gender swapped backstory. This production is guaranteed to sell fast, so get those tickets from our website now!

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based on 71 reviews

Must see

London Box Office customer


This show was fantastic it was funny and the parts well played my daughter of 19 wanted to watch it and it didn’t disappoint we had a great view

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great play

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Must to see!

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Worth the trip over from the U.S.

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Not my kind of music

If you like big dramatic musicals like phantom, miss Saigon, this isn't one of those. It's punchy, jazz hands stuff and there really isn't much story. I'm sure it was well done and the actors accomplished but just not my cup of tea. I personally found the songs annoying, sorry.

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Brilliant casting

Some wonderful moments, and the principals are all terrific but as a theatrical experience overall it wasn't totally satisfying. It labours one idea at the expense of drawing rounded characters.

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Brilliantly done - don’t miss it!

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A must if you enjoy analysing relationships and enjoy theatre and music.

We really enjoyed the show. But Bobby’s character came out as being too weak. The show stepped into life at the Wedding breakfast. Many of the character were so much more powerful than Bobby, this of course may have been in character. There is a lot of content and very funny parts. We really enjoyed it.

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choreograph, stage, acting, music all good!!

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An absolute triumph

What a great revival of “Company”! Very smart choices, staging is superb and the actors are absolutely sublime!

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It was great!

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Great story for those single in their 30s

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This was a great show with an extraordinary staging. What of the 5 best I never seen.

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Wonderful night

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Revamped Company!

Finding out that Company was going to be re-vamped for 21st century with gender changing, etc., I admit to being a little sceptical as I am a huge Sondheim fan. But on learning that the great man himself had not only sanctioned but re-written various parts, I thought that it was a 'must-see', and I am so glad I did as it is so RIGHT for our times. Casting was first rate, acting, staging (simple and clever), directing, and choreography was mind-boggling, particularly the setting of 'Side by Side by Side' with the tables and chairs! All credit to the orchestra and conductor as well who were excellent. I came away on a high and I have not stopped talking about it since to anyone who will listen. I intend to come up to see it again very soon.

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Loved it

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Highly entertaining, laugh out loud funny!

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iso of company - or not

great stage props settings opened up for showcasing discrete moments as well as wide displays - of human behavior, peculiarities, individuality, overlaps, longings and what not. musical support from atop the stage was phantastically orchestrated in combination with great singers and performances. a must see for companyons.

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Great show!

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Felt like an in joke that we weren’t party to.

Felt like an in-joke that we weren’t party to. Disappointed as the reviews were spectacular however the story line and songs were distinctly average.

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Worst show I’ve seen in the last 25 yrs

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I liked this show I’m planning to attend again in a week and pay for a seat closer to the stage.

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Excellent updated revival of Sondheim classic with stellar performance and great sets

Excellent updated revival of Sondheim Classic with stellar performances from all involved with the benefit of Bunny Christie's imaginative and original set design. Cannot recommend enough particuarly to those who prefer a more sophisticated musical.

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Very creatively done! Great support for women!

I thought changing genders was great! The scene re the gay couple was the funniest I’ve seen in a long time! And the actor was magnificent. Of course one of the main reasons I attended was to see and HEAR Patti Lupone, she is one of a kind and absolutely terrific! I came from the USA (Maine) to see this show ..for the concept and for Patti!

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Luv’d the show!

‘Company’ was lively, funny and entertaining from beginning to end. Come prepared to reflect on your own past and present relationships, your youthful hopes and dreams. We would see it again in an instant if we were in London again.

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Fabulous production

I saw 5 shows in London and this was the best production. The gender changes work really well and make the show much more contemporary. The cast is fabulous - Rosalie Craig is fantastic as Bobbie and I loved her red dress. I found the other costumes less effective. The set is incredible - really creative and serves the story so well. Other productions I have seen of this show had a static set. This set was much more interesting as was the conceit of placing the action in Bobbie's head. A really wonderful production. I am so glad I saw it.

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An excellent show, as is the cast.

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Original, contemporary twist of musical masterpiece

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Fantastic spin on modern day life

Great show. The storyline was very modern and a comedy spin on modern day life. Moving staging was impressive and the orchestra were amazing.

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A Star is Born

The show was fabulous—every performer was excellent & the show is structured so that each performer get a @ least one song in which s/he shines. We came to see Patti LePone, who did not disappoint—wow. But the performance of last-minute substitute Jenny Saayeng, especially at the finale brought the audience to tears & then to its feet for a well-earned ovation. A great evening of theatre.

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Well acted but not good lyrics

The acting is marvelous and great singing but too many ups and downs. They lost my attention quite e few times. Some of the song are too long with the same 5 lines repeted over and over and no relevant action on the stage making the whole part super boring.

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Broadway Classic

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Absolutely brilliant

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It’s classic Sondheim with a twist. A definitely must see!

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Intelligently witty, yet thought provoking.

Sondheim is like Marmite, you either love him or loathe him. But this production, updated for the modern audience is a sensual delight and should make even the hardest of Sondheim sceptics rethink. The storyline moves smoothly and slickly with this cast and with the brilliance of the set design. The singing is wonderful and all members of the cast are vocally equal to the complexity of Sondheims rhythms and lyrical dexterity. It was over too soon for me.

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Brilliant production!

This is a clever and insightful reworking of Sondheim’s Company. Wonderful cast with brilliant performances led by Rosalie Craig and Patti Lupone. Excellent acting, staging and direction, wonderful singing and playing in a flawless production. Don’t miss this one!

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Review: COMPANY at the Gielgud Theatre

18 Oct 2018

As we predicted the modernised version of Sondheim’s 1970s musical COMPANY has enjoyed a triumphant opening night and a raft of five star reviews approving of the radical step of changing the central character (usually Bobby) to a female one (now Bobbie).

Gavin Spokes (Harry), Rosalie Craig (Bobbie), and Mel Giedroyc (Sarah) in COMPANY Gavin Spokes (Harry), Rosalie Craig (Bobbie), and Mel Giedroyc (Sarah) in COMPANY.

Preview Report: COMPANY at the Gielgud Theatre

03 Oct 2018

The team behind Elliott Harper Productions have enjoyed a wave of successful shows in recent years, which is all set to continue with this much-anticipated reworking of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical COMPANY, at the Gielgud Theatre.

Company - Gielgud Theatre

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Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB

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  • Air cooled
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  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
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  • Capacity: 970
  • Year built: 1906

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