The music of Stephen Sondheim is brought to the Edinburgh stage in ‘Company’, a show which offers a startling look at the nature of relationships; Bobby is turning thirty-five and is surrounded by his married friends who want him to settle down with a girl. The singing and timing is impeccable – especially on ‘(Not) Getting Married Today’; the tracks are Broadway-like and the acting is amusing to watch, while the costumes really evoke the 70s. I felt that Joanne was possibly a little miscast – her attitude was not as sarcastic as the script calls for – yet despite such concerns, the show delivers excellent story and music; you would definitely want to be surrounded by the company of this production.
C, 1-27 Aug (not 13, 20), 4.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]