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Stephen Sondheim’s first musical, written when the composer was just 23, is a comedy set immediately prior to the Wall Street Crash. Read More >

Stephen Sondheim’s first musical, Saturday Night, written when the composer was just 23, is set immediately before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and tells the story of a group of friends who dream of escaping their everyday lives in Brooklyn and joining New York’s glittering high society.

Saturday Night’s leading lady Helena Blackman rose to fame in the BBC1 Saturday night search for a West End star How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, in which she finished as runner-up to Connie Fisher. Blackman’s other stage credits include South Pacific, The Wizard Of Oz and Gypsy.

Tom Littler, who directs Saturday Night, is also the Resident Director on the West End transfer of another Sondheim show, A Little Night Music.

This production of Saturday Night was first staged at the Jermyn Street theatre in February, when it enjoyed a successful sell-out run and was described in Time Out’s review as an “all-singing, all-dancing train”.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/03/2009

Closing Night: 11/04/2009

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Cast & Creative


Helena Blackman, David Ricardo-Pearce, Joanna Hickman, Charlie Cameron


Director - Tom Littler

Producer - Primavera Productions

Lyrics By - Stephen Sondheim

Music By - Stephen Sondheim

About Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

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