20:45, Thu 25th July 2019 at Random Venue 51
12:00, Fri 26th July 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
22:15, Mon 29th July 2019 at Random Venue 11
23:30, Wed 31st July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:45, Sat 3rd August 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
20:15, Mon 5th August 2019 at Royal Court Theatre
21:45, Tue 6th August 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
20:45, Fri 9th August 2019 at Gielgud Theatre
21:00, Sun 11th August 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:45, Tue 13th August 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre
Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.
Originally titled Threes, its plot revolves around Bobby, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday.
Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, "Broadway theater has been for many years supported by upper-middle-class people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces."