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A Little Night Music Returns to Leeds with Josephine Barstow

Dame Josephine Barstow returns to the role of Madam Armfeldt in the Leeds Playhouse co-production with Opera North in July.

From the Leeds Playhouse:

"A chance meeting between ex-lovers sparks a game of romantic musical chairs over a weekend in the country, as hopelessly mismatched couples find themselves confronted by their own vanities and deceptions.

"Glistening with wit and romance, Sondheim’s tantalising tale flirts with musical theatre and opera, and includes the classic song "Send in the Clowns".

"Featuring members of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, and directed by the Playhouse’s Artistic Director James Brining, expect a glorious evening that is heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure."

Photography by Sharron Wallace

Desiree Armfeldt: Sandra Piques Eddy

Fredrik Egerman: Quirijn de Lang

Anne Egerman: Corinne Cowling

Henrik Egerman: Sam Marston

Madam Armfeldt: Dame Josephine Barstow*

Petra: Amy J Payne

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm: Christopher Nairne

Countess Charlotte Malcom: Helen Évora

Frederika Armfeldt: Agatha Meehan

Frederika Armfeldt: Lucy Sherman

Mrs Nordstrom: Gillene Butterfield

Mrs Segstrom: Amy Freston

Mrs Anderssen: Claire Pascoe

Mr Lindquist: Dean Robinson

Mr Erlanson: Tim Ochala-Greenough

Frid: Ivan Sharpe

Bertrand: Warren Gillespie

Madam Armfeldt (9 July evening, 13 July): Fiona Kimm

*Ms Barstow will not be performing at 7.30pm on Saturday 9 July and on Wednesday 13 July.

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Soundheim

Book: Hugh Wheeler

Director: James Brining

Associate Director: Anna Pool

Set & Costume Designer: Madeleine Boyd

Lighting Designer: Chris Davey

Choreographer: Lucy Hind

Associate Choreographer: Xolani Crabtree

Sound Designer: Sebastian Frost

Conductors: James Holmes and Oliver Rundell

Original orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick

Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman | Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

“Top-quality musical standards”

- The Stage

“A true gem... Exceptional”

- The Telegraph

“Piercingly well done... An exquisite pleasure that, for all its rapturous romance, never loses its serrated edge”

- The Times


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