Directed by Marianne Elliott, one of the most beloved musicals of all times arrives in London's West End as you’ve never seen it before. The legendary character of Company, the musical comedy written by Stephen Sondheim in 1970, takes to the stage again, but this time as a woman. This new up-to-date gender-bending version features a spectacular cast, led by world famous actresses Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig. There’s no way you can miss it!
Through such popular songs by Stephen Sondheim as Company, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side and Being Alive, this legendary musical will move you once again with its tender and funny story about love, life and marriage. The fact is that Company at the Gielgud Theatre is more than just a revival, it’s a brilliant remake of one of the greatest musicals of all times.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including an intermission)
Recommended age: It is recommended for people over the age of 15.
Bobbie is the last single girl left in her group of married friends. For her 35th birthday, Harry and Sarah, Peter and Susan, David and Jenny, Paul and Amy, and Joanne and Larry decide to throw a surprise party while they try to figure out why she hasn’t found the right man to settle down with and start a family. When Bobbie is unable to blow the candles out, her friends promise her that her birthday wish will come true, even if all she wished for was her friends’ ‘company’.
Company London Cast
Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc, as Sarah, Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, George Blagden as PJ, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, Alex Gaumond as Paul, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Gavin Spokes as Harry, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.
Tickets are available to 30 March, 2019. There are shows every day from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 pm, and matinees every Thursday and Saturday at 2:30 pm.
STALLS: 507 seats are available, with a premium area in the middle. The seats in the last two rows are right under the Dress Circle and as a result have reduced visibility.
DRESS CIRCLE: Capacity for 202 people with good visibility.
GRAND CIRCLE: With 247 seats, the Grand Circle is without a doubt the cheapest area in the theatre. You can get tickets here from £12, albeit with reduced visibility, although this area also has seats with good visibility for between £20 and £30.
How much do Company tickets cost? Company tickets range from £12 for seats with extremely reduced visibility and £134.50 in the premium area of the Stalls. Prices for general tickets with a good view of the stages range from £80 to £50.
PREMIUM TICKETS: These are for the central seats of rows G-M of the Stalls, and cost between £134.50 and £99.50.
THE BEST SEATS: Due to the height of the theatre, the best place to enjoy the show is in the back seats of the centre of the Stalls, specifically rows N, O and P.
How can I get cheap tickets to see Company? Due to the theatre’s architecture, some seats with really low visibility come at a very cheap price, more or less £12. These seats are in the slips of the Grand Circle, and apart from their reduced legroom, you will have to lean forward to see the stage. If you don’t mind spending a bit more to enjoy the show in comfort, the rest of the seats in the Grand Circle are also cheap and offer good visibility of the stage.
Inaugurated in 1906, the Gielgud Theatre opened under the name of the Hicks Theatre, with the premiere of the musical The Beauty Bath. Throughout its more than a hundred years of history, this legendary West End venue has staged such huge productions as Equus with Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths, Yes, Prime Minister, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or Macbeth with Patrick Stewart. Currently, and since September 26th, 2018, it is staging the popular musical comedy Company, with Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig. The Gielgud Theatre has a capacity for 986 people distributed over three floors: 507 in the Stalls, 202 in the Dress Circle and 247 in the Grand Circle.
How can I get to the Gielgud Theatre?
Located right in the centre of London, the address of the Gielgud Theatre is: Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR. The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus, a 4 minute walk away, and Leicester Square, 6 minutes away. Charing Cross train station is about 11 minutes away. Also, bus routes 14, 19 and 38 are handy for the theatre.
If you choose to use the car, the Gielgud Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme, and you can enjoy a 50% discount on your parking fee. All you have to do is validate your parking ticket at the theatre's box office. The closest car parks are Q-Park Chinatown, Q-Park Leicester Square and Q-Park Soho.
Recommended age: over 15 years old. Every person under the age of 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult and must sit next to them. Independent of their age, any person attending the theatre will have to present a valid ticket.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
Accessibility: There are discounts for people with a disability and for one companion. If you require special assistance, please get in touch with the theatre. There is an accessible entrance in Rupert Square that can be opened for you by a member of the team, and there are also 3 areas that can accommodate wheelchairs in row B of the Dress Circle. Audio described performances are available.
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