Sunday in the Park with George

(Premiere 2006)
DIRECTOR Sam Buntrock
DESIGNER David Farley / David Farley
THEATRE Wyndham's Theatre
DESCRIPTION
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George is a musical of two halves. The first taking place in 1884 with George Seurat undertaking his pointalism masterpiece that currently hangs in the Chicago Museum of Modern Art. The characters in the painting in question, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, come to life. In the second act, set a century later, George Seurat's great-grandson is struggling to find true inspriation amongst a sea of contemporary art.
WTDir RATING:

Genre: MUSICAL

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 160 min

Interval: YES

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Jenna Russell | Dot / Marie
Singer
Alex Gaumond | Swing
Ensemble
Dan Evans | George
Singer
Gay Soper | Old Lady / Blair Daniels
Singer
Mark McKerracher | Mr / Charles Redmond / Cover Boatman, Dennis
Singer
Anna Lowe | Freida / Betty
Singer
Simon Green | Jules / Bob Greenberg
Singer
Liza Sadovy | Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
Singer
Ian McLarnon | Louis / Billy Webster / Cover George
Singer
Laura Caplin | Louise
Singer
Steven Kynman | Franz / Lee Randolph
Singer
Christopher Colley | Soldier / Alex / Cover Jules, Bob Greenberg
Singer
Georgina Hendry | Louise
Singer
Natalie Paris | Louise
Singer
Sarah French Ellis | Celeste 1 / Elaine
Singer
Kaisa Hammarlund | Celeste 2 / Silent Artist / Cover Dot
Singer
Alisdair Harvey | Boatman / Dennis
Singer
Joanne Redman | Nurse / Mrs / Harriet Pawling / Cover Old Lady, Blair Daniels
Singer
Rachel Grimshaw | Swing
Ensemble

Creatives

Director | Sam Buntrock
Playwright | James Lapine
Musical Director | Caroline Humphris
Set Designer | David Farley
Costume Designer | David Farley
Lighting Designer | Natasha Chivers
Lighting Designer | Mike Robertson
Choreographer | Tara Wilkinson
Sound Designer | Sebastian Frost
Projection Designer | Timothy Bird
Associate Director | Tara Wilkinson
Assistant Musical Director | Ros Jones
Photographer | Tristram Kenton
Lyricist | Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrator | Jason Carr
Production Consultant | Dominic Fraser

Production

Assistant Stage Manager | Gavin Millar , Rachel Barkataki
Wardrobe Supervisor | Fiona Lehmann , Louise Askins
Deputy Stage Manager | Ciara Fanning
Company Manager | Howard Jepson
Production Manager | Simon Sturgess
Costume Supervisor | Julie Bowles
Lighting Programmer | Jonathan Rouse
Sound Operator | Masha Baird
Video Programmer | Sam Hopkins
Costume Assistant | Liberty Kelly
Electrician | Jonathan Rouse
Carpenter | John Burrows

Orchestra

other wind (aerophones)

other | Kay Bywater

Strings

Violin | Brian Wright
Cello (violoncello) | Ben Hess

Keyboards

other | Ros Jones

PHOTOS

DETAILS

PERFORMANCE TYPE: MUSIC HALL

THEATRES

Wyndham's Theatre, 13/05/2006 - 02/09/2006

REVIEWS

''Sunday in the Park With George', is nonetheless a brilliantly designed and well-executed piece with some hauntingly fine music.'
'The show is a thought-provoking piece on artistic struggle and, while the music may not be to everyone's taste, the production makes full use of multi-media to create a memorable and imaginative even ...
'Humour, warmth and an affecting mix of gustiness and sensitivity inform Jenna Russell's gorgeously sung portrayal of both Dot, the painter's sorely tried model and mistress, and her ancient granddaug ...
'This is a musical that both explores what is now fashionably called the "work-life balance" and movingly suggests that art is a source both of private sacrifice and public ecstasy.'
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