Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company is part of the opening season being assembled by director Marianne Elliott and producer Chris Harper for their new company, Elliott Harper Productions. The season starts in October with Simon Stephens’s play Heisenberg, directed by Elliott. Oedipus To Antigone, directed by Yael Farber, will follow in January; while Company, directed by Elliott with musical staging by Drew McOnie, is set to run in April for 12 weeks with negotiations currently under way for Elliott Harper to open all three productions at the Gielgud Theatre.
The production Company has already announced a gender change, with award-winning Rosalie Craig playing the central role of Bobby as a woman. Top choreographer Drew McOnie who is currently directing and choreographing On The Town for the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park has now joined the creative team.
Company is about a group of couples who want to marry off their single friend, Bobby, Sondheim has enthusiastically agreed to re-work part of it with Elliott.
Main casting news when Elliott has completed her work on the two-part drama Angels In America, which is currently previewing at the National.