Stephen Sondheim’s fabulous comedy musical Company is being presented by award-nominated Chester Operatic Society at the Vanbrugh Theatre at The King’s School in Chester from May 28-31.
Directed by Claire Jones - who received a nomination for choreography in last year’s Kiss Me, Kate - and Richard Aaron Davies, Company is set in New York and concerns the relationships between Bobby, a single man who is celebrating his 35th birthday, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends.
Company is a ‘concept musical’, comprised of short hilarious vignettes, all of them tied together with a surprise 35th birthday party.
Throughout the show confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state as he watches and learns from those good and crazy people, his married friends.
He sees both the wonders and pitfalls of relationships.
In the end though, Robert realises that while relationships rarely turn out like they do in fairytales (or ‘Golden Age’ musicals) life is still better when you have someone to share it with.
Tickets cost £15 each for adults and £13 each for concessions or groups. It is suggested that the show is suitable for an audience aged 14+ as there are some adult themes.