Harlequin Theatre brings good Company

Company’ comes to Harlequin stage from July 27 to August 10. Photos supplied

Poignant and often funny, “Company” recently played on the West End and topped the list of the 2019 Olivier Award nominations with nine nominations including Best Musical Revival.

And now “Company” written by Stephen Sondheim, will be performed at the Harlequin Theatre.

The show tells the story of Bobby, who on the night of his 35th birthday, is reflecting on his bachelor status when compared to his married friends and the three women he is dating.

The show is being led by Grant Meese, one of New Zealand’s finest musical theatre directors, who says the revival and its success is testament to the relevance of the themes that Company addresses.

“Everyone has a Bobby in their life, be it male or female – who may be for various reasons not confirming to traditional notions of marriage or ‘settling down’. “Company” does a fantastic job of considering this in a funny and thoughtful way,” he said.

“Our cast have the talents and energy to really make the most of this challenging score and witty dialogue. Howick residents should feel proud of Harlequin for attracting this calibre of performer.”

The show features popular songs including ‘Being Alive’, ‘You Could Drive a Person Crazy’ and  ‘Ladies who Lunch’.

The season runs from Saturday July 27 and there are strictly 10 shows only.

Phone: 361-1000. Show Dates July 27 – August 10. Concessions available for seniors, students, Harlequin members and group bookings.