Company (2006)

Company (2006) Poster

Production Details

Synopsis

On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. The lone bachelor, surrounded by “those good and crazy people” — his married friends — Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends,, and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. Company, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, is a mature, intelligent, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and “being alive.”

Cast

Principals
The Company

Denise Beckford, Liz Cairns, Brian Davidson, Janet Dixon, Mike Dixon, Christine Dobbie, Nick Goddard, Gillian Hook, Peter Hook, Sarah Jackson, Catherine Lawes, Paul Maddison, David O’Donnell, Derek Smith, Steve Stevens, Pat Walker

Backstage

  • Stage Manager – Alan Hogarth
  • Deputy Stage Manager – Christina Chapman
  • Stage Crew – Mark Calvert, Carole Carter, Dave Carter, Katy Duff, Jean Foster, John Smith & Team
  • Steel Deck – Hands On Productions Glasgow
  • Properties – Denise Brooksbank, Melanie Spedding, Deborah Siddle, Graham Sneddon, Jenni Sneddon & Team
  • Wardrobe – Jean Graham, Jane Flowers, Judith Frisby, Carolyn Knott
  • Costumes – W. A. Homburg Ltd. Leeds, Society Wardrobe
  • Make-Up – Brenda Mullen, Jessica Lamb, Eunice Sneddon, Jenni Sneddon, Anne Thompson & Team
  • Lighting Design – Tim Paver
  • Sound Design – Graham Holder
  • Technical Support – Brian Dunn
  • Prompt – Jo Smart
  • Rehearsal Pianists – Stephen Hood, Martin Dack, Jennifer Reed, Olly Burton
  • Front of House – David Foxall, Margaret Sutton, Lawrence Jones, Frank Cure, Val Cure, Mary Robinson, Jean Jones, Harry Dallard, Jackie Billinge
  • Refreshments – Joan Foxall & Team
  • Dressers – Pam Drion, Katy Duff, Eunice Sneddon & Team

Orchestra

  • Reeds – Catherine Freeman, Sue Brett, Jackie Catchpole
  • Trumpet – Alex Lewis
  • Trombone – John Flood
  • Percussion – Malcolm Dick
  • Bass – Gordon Callander
  • Keyboards – Martin Dack, Steven Hood

Gallery

Programme

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Reviews

NODA News – February 2007

For any society Sondheim can be a challenge. This production took on that challenge and created an extremely entertaining evening.

Graham Walton played Robert, a 35 year old who was unwilling to commit to a relationship, not surprisingly when all those around him had troublesome relationships themselves.

The journey through this story of Robert produced the full range of emotions from high comedy through to sadness and thought provoking reflection.

A smaller than usual chorus for DMTC provided wonderful support to a well- matched set of principal characters, who all gave very convincing and strong performances.

Congratulations to Fred, Paul, Janet and Kathleen and all members of the Company for an excellent production.