Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and sat with accompanying adult.
Annaleigh Ashford, Jake Gyllenhaal
Sunday in the Park with George – By the Brilliant Stephen Sondheim
Georges Seurat was one of the stars of the French Impressionist movement, whose paintings may seen like chocolate box confections in this day and age but shocked the art world rigid at the time, causing revolution and chaos amongst traditionalists. This musical is based on him, as he paints his masterwork A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. It also examines the life of the man's great grandson George, a cynical artist who encounters the same problems as his famous ancestor, this time in modern Chicago.
The Broadway production of the musical opened in 1984 and won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama the year afterwards, as well as a couple of Tony Awards for design and a coveted nomination for Best Musical. It garnered a number of Drama Desk Awards and was given the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Musical as well as the 2007 Olivier for an Outstanding Musical Production. Since then this hugely popular musical has had a number of major revivals including a UK production on stage from 2005-06 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a version which transferred to Broadway in 2008.
Let's meet the artist. Introducing Georges-Pierre Seurat, the French post-Impressionist artist best known for inventing chromoluminarism and pointillism. Sunday in the Park with George follows the artist in the months leading to the completion of his life's masterpiece, consumed by an obsession to 'finish the hat'. But all is not well in the art world. Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie with his eccentric work and deep obsession, offends his fellow artists, and neglects his lover, Dot.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford are bringing the Broadway hit home to theatreland, a massive treat in itself. How cool! They've enjoyed universal critical and public acclaim for their roles in this splendid musical and will be reprising them in London.
The play debuts at London’s Savoy Theatre in early June 2020, and according to Jake Gyllenhaal performing it with Ashford is 'one of the greatest joys of my career'. He has also, apparently, missed the West End just as much as we've missed him, so it'll be magical to see him back on stage in England. Come and see 'one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time' and treat yourself to a top class musical with fantastic credentials.
Let the magic begin!
Who is this show for? This isn't a children's show. While we can't find a formal age recommendation, the subject matter suggests Sunday in the Park With George is probably best for people aged 10 or more.
by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Wednesday, December 4 2019, 14:08
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