Company 2015


By Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

Directed by Kat Henry
Musical Direction by Lucy O'Brien
Choregraphy by Michael Ralph

It's Robert's birthday - he is turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party. Witty and well-liked, living in the heart of New York and dating three gorgeous women, Robert has it all … so why can’t he blow out the candles on his birthday cake and make a wish? Each attempt triggers the next turn in Sondheim’s beloved ‘concept musical’. Company examines the affairs of the heart: can a sophisticated person in a modern metropolis function happily in a relationship, sustain an emotional connection or even recognise love? Via the uncertain romantic Robert, Sondheim windows into the lives of five married couples and three women to explore these ideas in all their hilarity and complexity.

Presented September 16 – October 4, 2015 at fortyfivedownstairs by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd.

Proudly supported by Lyngala Foundation, Opera & Arts Support Group, Creative Partnerships Australia and our wonderfully generous donors.

Presented Sep 16th - Oct 4th, 2015 at fortyfivedownstairs


Featuring: Johanna Allen, Bianca Baykara, Sally Bourne, Gillian Cosgriff, Nathan Carter, Mark Dickinson, Nelson Gardner, Madeleine Mackenzie, Nicole Melloy, John O'Hara, Tim Paige, Sonya Suares, Carina Waye and Nick Simpson-Deeks as Robert

Musical Supervisor: Luke Byrne
Musicians: Victor Brincat, Miles Izzo, Lara Wilson and Allison Wright

Set Design: Eugyeene Teh
Costume Design: Zoë Rouse
Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski
Production Manager: Julia Truong
Stage Manager/Operator: Meg Richardson
With thanks to Dirk Hoult (Assistant Director), Max Paton (Directorial Secondment), Matt Hirst (ASM/ Sound Design) and Oliver Bailley (ASM).