★★★★★ – “spine-tingling, a scintillating revival”
Spouses, exes, mismatches and misunderstandings.
Stephen Sondheim’s stunning tour de force of a musical explores the tangled web of affairs around an actress and the men who love her. Anne is married to Fredrik, who still loves Desiree, who is sleeping with Count Carl-Magnus, who is married to Charlotte, who’s best friends with Anne. It doesn’t stay that way – be prepared for a night of glorious musical comedy. Witty, heartbreakingly moving and full of adoration, regret and desire.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Alex Clifton
Designed by Jess Curtis
Musical Director / Conducted by Alex Beetschen
Original orchestrations Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
1 hr 32 | John Hurt is terrific in his last screen role, playing an aging writer, Ralph Maitland, living in Portugal. Coming to terms with an illness he is determined to get his affairs in order and reconcile with his estranged son.