The cast has been revealed for All Star Productions’ A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London from 6 to 31 October (press night is 9 October). The show reunites the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed staging of Into the Woods.
The line-up is as follows: Sarah Waddell (Desiree Armfeldt), Alexander McMorran (Fredrik Egerman), Jamie Birkett (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Samuel Baker (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Maria Coyne (Anne Egerman), Jodie Beth Meyer (Petra), Lindsey Murray (Madame Armfeldt), Joshua Considine (Henrick Egerman), Kerry Loosemore (Frederika Armfeldt), Stewart Briggs (Mr Erlanson), Lily de-la-Haye (Mrs Nordstrom), Tim Southgate (Mr Lindquist), Sarah Dearlove (Mrs Segstrom), Kim Bergkvist (Mrs. Anderssen), Tom Whalley (Frid) and Sarah Yeomans (Malla).
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music is a musical of masterful execution and elegance.
Set in 1900 Sweden, the piece explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the travelling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrik’s wife Anne, Desirée’s current lover the Count and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men, as well as their jealous wives, agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
Offie-nominated director Tim McArthur and musical director Aaron Clingham are joined in the creative team by choreographer Simon Fielding and designer Nik Corrall. Casting is by Benjamin Newsome and the show is produced by Andrew Yon for All Star Productions.