Change of show for Hope Mill venue

Published: 11 August 2018
Reporter: David Upton

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment have announced that musical revue show Putting it Together will replace the previously announced A Christmas Story as its fifth and final in-house production this year.

Putting it Together, which showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim, will be directed by Bronagh Lagan—who returns to Hope Mill after her acclaimed Little Women—and will run from October 24 to November 24.

Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park with George, Putting it Together celebrates Sondheim's career in musical theatre and features nearly 30 musical numbers from some of the celebrated composer’s best-loved shows including Sweeney Todd, Follies and A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum.

The show is performed by only five people who are thrown together at a party in a Manhattan penthouse. With a bit of imagination, the guests transform the apartment into the stage of an abandoned theatre, an estate in Sweden, an island outside of Paris, a street off the Roman Forum, the woods of a fairy tale and a mythical town in the Southwest.