Ends 9th August 2014.
Londoners Emily and Oliver re-locate north. They invite new neighbours Alan
and Dawn to share an evening of thier food and ideas. The result is both
hilarious... and tragic.
This Torben Betts play transfers from the Orange Tree Theatre.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.stjamestheatre.co.uk for details of productions.
Tuesday 29th July until Sunday 10th
Press Night: 31st July 2014
in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions present Stephen
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
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 York.
Simon Bailey will play Man and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play Woman.
Photograph (above) used by permission.
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm (10th August 2014 at 7pm)
Extra performances at 3pm on 2nd, 9th and 10th August 2014
Extra performance at 2pm on 3rd August 2014.
29th and 30th July 2014: All seats £15.
From 31st July 2014
Tuesday to Thursday:
Studio Gallery: £19
Studio Downstairs and Upper Gallery: £17
Friday and Saturday:
Studio Gallery: £25
Studio Downstairs and Upper Gallery: £19