Today is Sun, 10 December 2023
Following the triumph of Old Friends at the 2023 WhatsOnStage Awards where it won the Best Theatre Event Award, and the unforgettable all-star gala performance to celebrate the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim at the theatre named after him in May 2022, Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, devised and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, will open for 16 weeks only from 16 September 2023 - 6 January 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre with many of that Gala cast.
Old Friends all-star cast will again include Bernadette Peters who is appearing in a West End run for the first time in her legendary career and Lea Salonga who is appearing for the first time in 27 years. Co-stars include several of the fabulous Gala company, including Christine Allado, Janie Dee, Bonnie Langford and Jeremy Secomb, joining them will be Beatrice Penny-Touré, Joanna Riding, and Jac Yarrow with further exciting casting to be announced soon.
The thrilling, joyously staged Gala of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends sold out within a couple of hours last year leaving thousands of disappointed fans unable to get tickets, so a simultaneous screening took place at the Prince Edward Theatre. Now by popular demand, audiences will have another chance to see the never to be forgotten and one of the most talked about theatrical events of the year.
Audio Described: 2.30pm - Saturday 11 November 2023
Captioned: 2.30pm - Saturday 18 November 2023
Very good cast and wonderful music
Mr Simon Ginsberg
Thu, 16 November 2023
Totally thrilling. Wonderful and enthusiastic cast of singers. We would happily see it again.
Wed, 15 November 2023
Tutto perfetto. Mi hanno rassegnato un posto eccellente nel dress circle
Sun, 5 November 2023
The energy, musicality and bravura performances from the whole cast was amazing. The production was a joy and one of the best things I've seen in the theatre. AND I could hear...
Tue, 10 October 2023
Sondheim's Old Friends Unveils Full Cast for West End Debut
Published On Tue, 6 June 2023
Access description: One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides – collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.
Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.
Toilets: 16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar