Ends 4th October
Could Jimmy and Sharon be the answer to Andrea and Caroline's dream of a
Ben Ockrent's comedy about why we have children... and also how... is
directed by Tamara Harvey.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.stjamestheatre.co.uk for details of productions.
Monday 6th until Saturday 11th October 2014
in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions present
MARRY ME A LITTLE
Marry Me A Little pieces together a selection of songs by the
undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a
charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival
as a modern singleton. Two single strangers, left alone in their
studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with
sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re
just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely
dreams. Told entirely through songs written early in Sondheim’s
career or previously intended for his ground-breaking Broadway
musicals including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The
Forum, Company, Follies and A Little Night Music, Marry Me a
Little is funny, moving and sophisticated musical as well as a
fascinating look at "the songs that got away”.
Marry Me a Little was co-created by Craig Lucas, who met
Sondheim whilst performing in the ensemble of the original
Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. In discussions at
rehearsals and parties, Sondheim mentioned to Lucas the large
number of songs he had written that hadn’t been performed or
published. Lucas requested permission to use these songs, and
with his collaborator Norman René, pieced them together to
create a narrative between a young man and woman.
Marry Me a Little premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1980 and was
described by the New York Times as “an unusually moving
evening”. It was last seen in London in 1997 at the Bridewell
Theatre in a production starring Clive Carter and Rebecca Front.
Marry Me a Little is conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and
Norman Rene, with music by Stephen Sondheim. It is directed by
Hannah Chissick with musical direction by David Randall. It is
produced by Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and
Knockhardy Productions, and by special arrangement with Josef
Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New
Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run this August, the show returns
to St. James Studio for an extra week of performances.
Simon Bailey will play Man and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play
Photographs (above) used by permission. Right photograph by Roy
Monday to Thursday at 8pm
Friday and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm
Studio Gallery: £22.50
Studio Downstairs and Upper Gallery: £18.50
Sunday 28th September
Everybody has one great lost love. They broke our hearts, they haunt our dreams
and we will never, ever forget it. But what if fate gave you another chance? Do
you think you’d get things right the second time around? In Before After, Ami
(Caroline Sheen) meets Ben (Hadley Fraser) by a tree on a beautiful hillside.
She recognises him instantly - he was once the love of her life. But Ben doesn’t
recognise her. As we watch their love grow in both the past and the present,
might they finally find their happy ever after after all? He’s the right man in
the right place - but is this the right time?
West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen (pictured above) are to feature
in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman’s new romantic
Backed by the Arts Council, the show will be workshopped for two weeks then will
be performed to the paying public on this date only.
Studio Gallery: £15
Studio Downstairs and Upper Gallery: £12.50
Thursday 25th until Saturday 27th September
ESpontaneity Shop presents:
A satirical play by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky
directed by Hannah Eidinow
A BUMBLING, CHARISMATIC LONDON MAYOR ATTEMPTS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER...
Former Mayor of London Max Newman is a seasoned politician, scruffy, energetic,
seemingly chaotic immensely charming and very ambitious. As the top job becomes
vacant, Max knows his time may well have come. He needs to make his move but he
also needs someone to stand against so it doesn’t appear to be a shoo-in. Into
the frame comes Dan Regan. Young and impressive, he has risen through the ranks
very quickly but, some may say, he is a little naïve? And then there is Eleanor
Hopkirk, a seasoned Tory Whip who sees straight into Max’s soul and will do
everything to stand in his way. Is Dan a dupe, a decoy or Max Newman’s nemesis,
can Eleanor do anything to stop the former Mayor and will Max’s comic and
colourful past return to destroy him? Set in a stuffy office in the House of
Commons in a time quite close to the present, Kingmaker takes a sly satirical
look at the ruthless game of politics and reveals a man behind a myth and a myth
behind a man.
Following it’s Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St
James’ Theatre this September for a strictly limited run. The writers of
previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning
director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie – Unfinished Business have
teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a
satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors
Cast: Alan Cox.
Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm
Studio Gallery: £20
Studio Downstairs and Upper Gallery: £17.50
Studio Standing: £12.50