Present Company to stage iconic musical

DSCN6254crPresent Company is bringing the iconic Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music,  to Buxton Opera House for a second time.

The first occasion was in 1988 when Jean Gemmell gathered singers together to present the show as part of a Sondheim Celebration Bank Holiday weekend.

Since that debut Present Company has performed 70 other musicals, operettas and operas for over 300 performances during the intervening 27 years, giving hundreds of singers an opportunity to show off their singing skills on stage and providing pleasure to the thousands of people who have watched.

For the audience, Stephen Sondheim’s  A Little Night Music  has everything:  first love,  last love, puppy love, sex (a little), pistols at dawn, spectacle and above all style. And of course we must  not forget the hit song –Send In The Clowns.

Jean Gemmell, who celebrates more than 50 years as a director, has again brought together some of the best amateur singers and actors from the East Midlands  expressly to create a new production of the show.

It can be seen from September 3-5 at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. For tickets go to

Pictured above are Madame Armfeldt (sung by Astrid Holford) enjoying a moment of relaxation in her gardens with her butler Frid (Richard Heappey) before the guests arrive for “A Weekend In The Country”.