Join our A Little Night Music production team!

Our first full show of 2019 will be the Sondheim Classic, A Little Night Music. Performing 7-11 May 2019 at The Bridewell Theatre, London.

The entrancing adaption of Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, is proof of Sondheim’s masterful execution and elegance. The witty and moving winner of four Tony Awards, focuses on the tangled web of affairs surrounding Desirée Armfeldt, her lovers, her family and their families. Culminating in an unforgettable Weekend in the Country there are infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances that could bring endless surprises.

We are currently looking to meet with potential production team members, so if you want to be involved with the team behind this production and see yourself as a Producer, Director, Choreographer, MD or in a more technical role then email us.

We are delighted to bring yet another challenging Sondheim musical to you as part of our exciting 2019 season. Stay tuned for more information on audition dates.

Toe Tapping Tunes

Toe-tapping tunes to a picnic in the park!

Creative partners and good friends, Paul Cozens & Cara Turtington, are the creative team behind all the music and dance in The Pajama Game performing at The Bridewell Theatre, 6-10 November 2018. We caught up with our Musical Director and Choreographer to find out more about what to expect from the show…

What can we expect from the music in the show?

Paul: It’s 1950s and the usual diverse range you’d expect from a traditional musical. From big band to Laurel and Hardy motifs as part of a comedy ballet! Plenty of earworms to take home with you. It’s all very hummable and those toes will be urging to tap!

What kind of dancing can we expect to see?

Cara: There’s a variety of styles. The show is set in the 50s and so a lot of the themes reflect back to that era. There’s some jazz, some fosse styling, and some Latin creeping in amongst the musical theatre.  Most of it is happy though and should make you feel good!

Tell us about the band!

Paul: The original orchestration is huge and there’s nowhere near enough room in the Bridewell to house such a band, but our twelve-strong ensemble will have it all covered!

How much have you been inspired by the original choreography?

Cara: I’ve seen a few variations of the show over the years and I’m sure they have had an influence. However, when I know I’m doing a show I try to stay away from the published recordings to make sure I can come up with something unique to the cast I’m working with. The cast has been awesome! Plus I’ve had inspiration found everywhere from a picnic in the park to Stoke-on-Trent train station.

What music are you most looking forward to conducting in the show?

Paul: The Once A Year Day dance break!

Which number are you most excited to see on the stage?

Cara: If you’d have asked a couple of weeks ago I’d have said Steam Heat. Today it’s Hernando’s Hideaway though. The lights should make all the difference in that number. Fingers crossed!

 

Geoids present The Pajama Game 6-10 November at The Bridewell Theatre.

Book your tickets online now!

Introducing our Debut Duo

Geoids is excited to be bringing fresh talent to the London stage with its two leads making their debut performance at The Bridewell Theatre in The Pajama Game, (6-10 November 2018). Lois Howarth will be playing loveable employee Katherine “Babe” Williams, having recently appeared as a Shark girl in Bishopsgate’s production of West Side Story. Playing opposite her is Will de Renzy-Martin, as Sid Sorokin, the new superintendent of the Pajama factory. He is making his first musical appearance since graduating from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They talk to us about joining Geoids and getting ready to perform this hidden-gem of a show…

How much did you know about The Pajama Game beforehand?
Lois: I knew a couple of the songs but nothing else about the show, so I watched the movie and was surprised by how funny and in many ways modern it is – there are some fabulous strong female characters.
Will: I’ve loved the song Hey There for as long as I can remember, and first saw the show when it came to London with Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding. Since then I’ve always wanted to have a go at it myself!

You’re both new to Geoids! How have you found joining the company? 
Will: What a lovely group of people to step into. I was worried, having not done anything before, that I’d feel out of place – but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Lois: Yes, such a warm and welcoming bunch of people. And no divas!

What have you enjoyed about rehearsing for The Pajama Game? 
Lois: We’ve had a great time digging deeper into the relationships between the characters.
Will: I agree. Also, I’m a big fan of singing loudly about my emotions, and that’s something Sid and I have in common.

Have you done any of research away from the rehearsal room?  
Lois: I read the book on which the show is based (not exactly the same plot it transpires…) and I also got out my sewing machine recently to remind myself how they work!
Will: Last week I took a trip to a vintage shop to try to get a feel for the kind of shoes & clothes that Sid might wear, and failing to put on a pair of trousers I fell and nearly decapitated myself on a clothes rail – does that count?
Sure!

Tell us about your characters
Will: Sid is a stubborn, brooding, lone wolf with a romantic soul.
Lois: Babe is a principled activist and beloved everywoman, with a surprisingly soft centre.
No wonder sparks fly!

What have you found challenging about getting to grips with your character? 
Lois: You get to see Babe in so many roles and interacting with so many different people, so it’s been interesting trying to put those facets together.
Will: It’s pretty difficult to figure out what Sid’s thinking at points, but I’m getting there…

Which song in the show are you most looking forward to performing? 
Lois: There is such variety… for sheer gorgeousness – Hey There, for utter silliness – There Once Was a Man.
Will: They’re all great in different ways, so I couldn’t put my finger on just one!

To catch Lois and Will performing in The Pajama Game at The Bridewell Theatre 6-10 November 2018, book your seats now at ticketsource.co.uk/geoids

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