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Alex Gaumond and more join Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018  

Company - Gielgud Theatre

It’s been the better part of a year since the revival of Company was first announced for the West End’s Gielgud Theatre. The Stephen Sondheim musical will be making its triumphant return to the stage in September, bringing cast members like Patti LuPone to the venue in London’s Theatreland.

But now more names have emerged for the production as we edge closer to its start-date on the other side of summer. Alex Gaumond, well known for his work in We Will Rock You when it played at the Dominion Theatre, is amongst the new names and he is joined by a host of familiar faces.

Company tells a story across a series of vignettes that focus on the relationships of Bobbi with different married couples, with this version gender-swapping said couples (the female Bobbi, played by Rosalie Craig, was the male Bobby in Sondheim’s original). During the show’s runtime audiences also hear various musical numbers ranging from The Little Things You Do Together to The Ladies Who Lunch, amongst others.

First seen on Broadway in 1970, Company is one of many well-known Stephen Sondheim shows that find audiences all over the world. Its West End premiere took place at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1972 and it has been more than two decades since it was last staged in the district.

So the arrival of familiar names comes as no surprise as producers clearly want to make this production stand-out. Alex Gaumond has been announced for a lead role alongside Jonathan Bailey, with the full cast also including George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Rosalie Craig, Richard Fleeshman, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Patti LuPone, Jennifer Saying, Matthew Seadon-Young and Gavin Spokes, amongst others.

Gaumond, in addition to previously appearing in We Will Rock You, has also appeared in a wealth of other west end shows, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Matilda the Musical, alongside recent appearances in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic and The Taming Of The Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

And now he appears in Company as Sondheim’s classic replaces the concurrently running Imperium I: Conspirator and Imperium II: Dictator at the Gielgud Theatre. It begins performances on Wednesday 26th September 2018 and continues to Saturday 22nd December 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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