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May 2013 | Webber Douglas Studio, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama


An in the round staging of the classic 1970 Sondheim piece.

Bobby, experiencing an existential crisis as he is about to reach the age of 35 and surrounded by the pressure of his adoring, coupled-up friends is pinballed from couple to couple as they question him as to his eternal singledom.

Staged as a moment that occurs in the blink of an eye (or the blowing out of a birthday candle), Bobby pieces together the lessons he learns from each encounter and is finally able to find the courage to come of age and understand the secret of ‘being alive’.


The creatives

Writers - Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Director - Martin Parr
Musical Director  - Michael Haslam

Double Bass - Matt Ramplin

Assistant Director - Jari Laakso

The cast

 Joanne - Emily Cairns

April - Georgina Castle

Larry - Rob Dowdeswell

Harry - Ben Eagle

Peter - Lloyd Green

Bobby - Killian Macardle

David - Christian James

Susan - Felicity Jolly

Sarah - Samantha Lund

Bobby - Matt Mella

Jenny - Anne O'Riordan

Amy - Paige Round

Joanne - Tamara Saffir

Paul - Samuel Townsend

Kathy - Laura Trundle

Marta - Louise Young

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