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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Following the triumph of Old Friends at the 2023 WhatsOnStage Awards where it won the Best Theatre Event Award, and the unforgettable all-star gala performance to celebrate the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim at the theatre named after him in May 2022, Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, devised and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, will open for 16 weeks only from 16 September 2023 - 6 January 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre with many of that Gala cast. Old Friends all-star cast will again include Bernadette Peters who is appearing in a West End run for the first time in her legendary career and Lea Salonga who is appearing for the first time in 27 years. Co-stars include several of the fabulous Gala company, including Christine Allado, Janie Dee, Bonnie Langford and Jeremy Secomb, joining them will be Beatrice Penny-Touré, Joanna Riding, and Jac Yarrow with further exciting casting to be announced soon. The thrilling, joyously staged Gala of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends sold out within a couple of hours last year leaving thousands of disappointed fans unable to get tickets, so a simultaneous screening took place at the Prince Edward Theatre. Now by popular demand, audiences will have another chance to see the never to be forgotten and one of the most talked about theatrical events of the year.

Important Information

Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring in food or drink. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance due to illness or events beyond their control.

Age Restrictions

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends photo from the show

Gielgud Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Parking Icon Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Gielgud Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Gielgud Theatre Location

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Gielgud Theatre, London

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (incl. interval)

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