The Sondheim revue Marry Me A Little is playing at the St James Studio, near Victoria from 29th July (opening night 31st July) for a limited run to 10th August.
Casting is announced today: Simon Bailey will star as Man and Laura Pitt-Pulford will star as Woman.
Simon Bailey was most recently seen as Liam in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium. Prior to this he toured the UK as Raoul in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera. West End credits include Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, Enjolras in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre and Britney in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. Simon is also a founder member of 'Theatreland's First Supergroup' Teatro.
Laura Pitt-Pulford was most recently seen as The Falconer in the Tori Amos musical The Light Princess at the National Theatre. Other recent credits include A Man of No Importance at Salisbury Playhouse, Piaf at Leicester Curve Theatre, Hello Dolly at Leicester Curve Theatre, Mack & Mabel at Southwark Playhouse and Parade at Southwark Playhouse.
Marry Me A Little is a selection of songs by Stephen Sondheim which tell a cbittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams.
Told entirely through songs written early in Sondheim’s career or previously intended for his Broadway musicals including 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum', 'Company', 'Follies' and 'A Little Night Music', this is a musical revue offering a look at "the songs that got away”.'
Marry Me A Little first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1980 and was last performed in London in 1997 at the Bridewell Theatre.
This production is being presented by Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions. It is conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman René, and directed by Hannah Chissick,with musical direction by David Randall.