Footlights presents: A Little Night Music
Mark Gibbs with a brief preview of the Footlights’ society’s "A Little Night Music".
Footlights waltzes back on to the stage tonight with their production of Stephen Sondheim’s "A Little Night Music".
Their previous production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" showcased the very best in University talent and sent the audience toe tapping into the night. Footlights are known to produce musicals to a very high standard and "A Little Night Music" is set to raise the bar even higher with its mixture of witty lyrics and complex harmonies.
The story follows the vivacious actress Desiree, who is looking for love after leaving her glamorous life to tour the country. With two married men at her heels and their suspicious wives in tow, what frivolous events will occur when all the characters are invited by her mother for a weekend in the country?
The show was first performed in 1973, winning the Tony for Best Musical. Since then it has had several revivals in both the West End, and Broadway, most recently with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the lead role, and Angela Lansbury as the prestigious Madame Armfeldt. The show features one of Sondheim’s best loved songs, the poignant “Send in the Clowns”.
"A Little Night Music" is being performed in Reed Hall, the first production the venue has staged in many years. The grand “Downton Abbey” style setting will only heighten the intricate classical score adding to the unique feel of this production.
A Little Night Music runs from Monday 4th June – Thursday 7th June at 7:30. Tickets £8. Tickets can be reserved by emailing [email protected]