The Menier Chocolate Factory's sell out production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music is coming to the West End for a strictly limited run. Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production will transfer to the Garrick Theatre from 28 March, with press night on Tuesday 7 April and is booking until 25 July 2009.
A Little Night Music is produced in the West End by David Babani for Chocolate Factory Productions, Andrew Fell and Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres.
Led by a cast including Hannah Waddingham as Desiree, Maureen Lipman as Madame Armfeldt, Alexander Hanson as Fredrik, Kelly Price as Countess Charlotte Malcolm and Jessie Buckley as Anne Egerman, Trevor Nunn's production of A Little Night Music has musical supervision by Caroline Humphris, set and costume design by David Farley, choreography by Lynne Page, orchestrations by Jason Carr, with lighting by Hartley T A Kemp and sound by Gareth Owen.
The West End cast will include John Addison (Mr Erlanson), Laura Armstrong (Mrs Anderssen), Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman), Lynden Edwards (Mr Lindquist), Kaisa Hammarlund (Petra), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik Egerman), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Alistair Robins (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Nicola Sloane (Mrs Segstrom), Gabriel Vick (Henrik Egerman) and Hannah Waddingham (Desiree Armfeldt). Holly Hallam and Grace Link will alternate the role of Fredrika Armfeldt.
Based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is set in turn-of-the-century Sweden where affairs of the heart are uppermost in everyone's thoughts. Hailed as a stylish celebration of romantic love and a fairy tale for adults, this production is directed by Trevor Nunn, who is making his Sondheim debut.