Monday 24 September 2018
Not long until we arrive back at The Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin with out latest show, Sondheim's witty and poignant tale of loves lost and found - A Little Night Music - which contains one of his best loved songs, Send in the Clowns.
Set in Sweden in 1900, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centred around an 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; Fredrick'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.
This is PBGS's third Sondheim musical - last year we presented A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and in 2014 we presented Into the Woods. With all these Sondheim challenges stretching us, we are thinking we should be called Putteridge Bury Gilbert and Sondheim Society!
This is a rare chance to enjoy this wonderful show and tickets are already selling at The Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin. Buy your tickets online directly from the Theatre here (performances include a Saturday Matinee:
Monday 17 September 2018
NODA East District 3 Award for Bryony Reynolds, Nigel Harvey and Elizabeth Bottone for Best Duo/Trio in a Musical
|Elizabeth Bottone, Bryony Reynolds and Nigel Harvey in The Gondoliers
PBGS were delighted to receive two Noda East District 3 Awards Nominations this year, both for Best Duo/Trio in a Musical.
Congratulations to Bryony Reynolds, Nigel Harvey and Elizabeth Bottone who were joint winners of the category for their fabulous Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro and their daughter Casilda in our Spring 2018 production of The Gondoliers.
Peter Sayers and Sue Wookey were also nominated in the same category for their performances as Senex and Domina in our Autumn 2017 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
It's wonderful to see performances from both of these shows nominated after all the hard work put in by everybody.
|Peter Sayers and Sue Wookey in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
|Bryony and Sue with their certificates
Thursday 6 September 2018
|Graham Jackson as Count Carl Magnus
|Paula Fraser (Desiree) discussing the production with Producer Richard Syms
|Graham Breeze (R) as Frederik with Graham Jackson (L)
|Liebeslieders tackle the dancing!
Top and centre © Stephen Hoath
Bottom © Al Saunders