West End role for Mel Giedroyc | Comic joins Sondheim’s Company

West End role for Mel Giedroyc

Comic joins Sondheim’s Company

Mel Giedroyc is to join the cast of forthcoming West End musical Company.

The comedian and former Bake-Off host will play Sarah in the revival of  Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical comedy.

The  plot revolves around Bobbi, a single woman unable to commit to a steady relationship, and the five married couples who are her best friends. 

And, aptly, Sarah is a foodie who’s supposedly now dieting, but with a weakness for brownies.

Director Marianne Elliott  said Giedroyc had ‘all the qualities I was looking for in the role of Sarah. She is a unique and gifted comic actress and another amazing and talented woman to add to the cast. I can’t believe my luck – we are going to have so much fun.

The show also stars Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone and will run  at the Gielgud Theatre from September 26.

Company originally revolved around a male character, Bobby, and this is the first time it has been reimagined as a woman.

Giedroyc was last seen on stage in Luce at Southwark Playhouse in 2016.

Published: 2 Feb 2018

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