A Little Night Music

Award-winning romantic musical by Sondheim, inspired by Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, at The Watermill Theatre this summer.

A Little Night Music

Award-winning romantic musical by Sondheim, inspired by Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, at The Watermill Theatre this summer.

The Watermill Theatre
27 Jul — 16 Sep 2017
Bagnor, Newbury

About the production

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Oozing with sophistication and wit, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music (based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles on a Summer Night) is a passionate story of intertwined love affairs, regret and longing centred on elegant actress Desirée Armfeldt, and her family and flirtations.

When Desirée performs in the town of her former lover, old passions rekindle and during a weekend in the country, the entangled romances of four couples are laid bare. With the magic of music on a summer’s night, love’s joys and complications play out in three quarter time.

Filled with beautiful iconic numbers including Send in the Clowns and A Weekend in the Country, this award-winning romantic musical by one of our greatest living composers will be performed by actor musicians for the first time on The Watermill’s stage.

Following the outstanding success of past productions, including the Tony award-winning Sweeney Todd which transferred to the West End and Broadway, The Watermill returns to Sondheim with director Paul Foster (Tell Me On A Sunday and Laurel and Hardy) and award-winning musical supervisor Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd, Mack and Mabel and Pinafore Swing).

Collaborators

  • Ingmar Bergman, Författare (Sommarnattens leende)
  • Stephen Sondheim, Musik och text
  • Hugh Wheeler, Bearbetning
  • Paul Foster, Regi
  • Sarah Travis, Musikarrangemang
  • David Woodhead, Scenograf
  • Matt Flint, Koreograf
  • Howard Hudson, Ljus
  • Tom Marshall, Ljud