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    Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga and an all-star musical theatre cast lead a West End tribute concert in memory of Stephen Sondheim.

    Celebrate a Legend with Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends Tickets

    Celebrate the towering legacy of Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim in the West End, as Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends transfers to the Gielgud Theatre. With an all-star cast led by Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga presenting an evening of iconic songs, Old Friends is in London for 16 weeks.

    About Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

    Stephen Sondheim’s works read like a list of the greatest musicals ever produced: penny dreadful melodrama Sweeney Todd; whimsical, dark fairytale retelling Into the Woods; and enduringly popular comedy Company are just three of his shows that audiences return to again and again. In this celebratory concert, some of our best stage performers gather to pay tribute with performances from Sondheim’s dazzling back catalogue.

    This warm celebration of Sondheim’s life and work won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Theatre Event in 2023, and when its concert performances at the Sondheim Theatre were announced in 2022 they sold out within hours. Demand was so high in fact that the Prince Edward Theatre was also opened for tickets, with a live stream of the event projected onto the stage for even more eager theatre fans to enjoy.

    Now it is back in London for a full season, and you have the chance to see this unforgettable love letter to one of the most influential musical impresarios of all time.

    Songs in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

    The full list of songs to be performed in Old Friends is to be confirmed, but audiences can expect some of the very best examples of Sondheim’s emotionally resonant, smart and often darkly funny lyrics and compositions. From “Getting Married Today” and “Being Alive” in Company, to A Little Night Music’s “Send In The Clowns” and Sweeney Todd’s “Johanna”, this is the true definition of classic after classic. You might even hear some gems from lesser-performed musicals too.

    Who is in the Stephen Sondheim Old Friends Concert?

    The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends includes Bernadette Peters in her British stage debut and Lea Salonga, who is back in the West End for the first time since Les Misérables 27 years ago. They are joined by a host of singers and actors including Christine Allado, Janie Dee, Bonnie Langford, Jeremy Secomb, Beatrice Penny-Touré, Joanna Riding and Jac Yarrow.

    Book Tickets for Stephen Sondheim Old Friends Today

    Bursting with songs that you’ll know and love, don’t miss Stephen Sondheim Old Friends to enjoy a big-hearted evening of celebration and unforgettable music.

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    Rated Excellent
    Performance dates:
    24 Sep 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
    Running time:
    2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    Gielgud Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    No age recommendation has been set. Under 4s not permitted.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    A star studded cast with powerhouse vocals sing Sondheim’s most well known songs with a bit of st... More

    LondonLass's avatar
    LondonLass Top 50 reviewer 24 Sep 2023
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    mynamemolly Top 50 reviewer 25 Sep 2023

    Great cast who clearly were enjoying themselves. And how lovely to have the band on view on stage... More

    lindal43's avatar
    lindal43 24 Sep 2023
    fcarta's avatar
    fcarta 24 Sep 2023
    jayc3's avatar
    jayc3 24 Sep 2023

    Great show of Sondheim classics

    buddys's avatar
    buddys 23 Sep 2023

    Show Times

    Monday - 7.30pm
    Tuesday - 7.30pm
    Wednesday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Thursday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Friday - 7.30pm
    Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Sunday - -
    How Long is Stephen Sondheim Old Friends?
    Stephen Sondheim Old Friends running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    Matinee Shows
    Stephen Sondheim Old Friends matinee performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.00pm.
    Evening Shows
    Stephen Sondheim Old Friends evening performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.00pm.
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