A Little Night Music

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A Little Night Music

by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Martin Parr

Students of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Musical Director: Cathy Jayes
Bass player: Matt Ramplin

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
May, 2015

A Little Night Music was Martin’s third Sondheim musical which he directed at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Sondheim’s bitter sweet, turn of the century hymn to lost love and loss was played on three sides in an intimate, minimal production.

The liebeslieder, commonly used as a chorus in other productions, became fully integrated into the piece, becoming servants to the various households with each one having a distinct personality and a series of relationships with the others.

Stripped back to bare brick walls and dressed in black and white, the piece revealed itself as an honest and emotionally raw chamber piece.