29 Jan - 5 Feb

by Stephen Sondheim


29 Jan - 5 Feb

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Original Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Director Carol Harvey
Assistant Director Nick Bond
Musical Director Catherine Jayes
Choreographer Shelby Williams
Set & Costume Designer Anna Toumanova
Lighting Designer Alex Musgrave
Sound Designer Yvonne Gilbert

“Phone rings, door chimes – in comes company!”

It is Bobby’s birthday and his coupled-up friends have arranged a surprise party. As they wait for him to blow out the candles, questions are raised. Why isn’t Bobby married yet? Why doesn’t Bobby settle down? Why can’t he find the right woman? And what, if anything, is he missing out on?

Sondheim’s classic musical comedy is returned to its 1970’s origins in this new production, featuring the songs including Being Alive, You Could Drive A Person Crazy, Getting Married Today and The Ladies Who Lunch.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.

We don’t want to give away any spoilers for shows, but understand that some content may cause distress for audiences. If there are certain themes or content that you would find particularly upsetting, we encourage you to contact us before viewing to find out more about the show – please email

Company features strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and depictions of drug/alcohol use.

Mountview require all audience members aged 18+ to show documentation of a negative Lateral Flow or PCR test – including those who are fully vaccinated.  The test must have been completed within 48hrs of the performance, and audience members will need to show an NHS email or text message to prove their negative result.

In accordance with Mountview’s audience COVID-safety measures, all audience members aged 11+ are required to wear a face covering inside the building, including the auditorium and foyer, unless an exemption applies. Visitors should log in via the NHS Test and Trace app upon entry to Mountview. View our COVID-19 Audience FAQs.

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Booking Info


This production is double cast
Sat 29 Jan, 7.15pm - Bobby cast (featuring Ally)
Mon 31 Jan, 7.15pm - Robert cast (featuring Iwan)
Tue 1 Feb, 7.15pm - Bobby cast (featuring Ally)
Wed 2 Feb, 2.15pm - Robert cast (featuring Iwan)
Wed 2 Feb, 7.15pm - Bobby cast (featuring Ally)
Thu 3 Feb, 7.15pm - Robert cast (featuring Iwan)
Fri 4 Feb, 7.15pm - Bobby cast (featuring Ally)
Sat 5 Feb, 2.15pm - Robert cast (featuring Iwan)

Please check the timing of your chosen performance carefully.


Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201

Industry Bookings

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Carol Harvey


Carol trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has worked extensively in theatre, television and film, work includes Theatre: Dead Sheep (UK tour), Two and Vinegar Tom (Courtyard Theatre), Man of the Moment (Forum Theatre), The Elephant Man, Listen Do you Want to Know a Secret? and White Rose (Belgrade, Coventry). TV: Coronation Street, Family Business, Fortysomething, Armando Iannucci Shows, Children’s Ward, The Bill, Casualty, Heartbeat. Film: Sex Lives of The Potato Men and The Academy.

Catherine Jayes

Musical Director

Catherine is an Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl. She has worked at the National, RSC, Globe, Watermill, Chichester, Open Air, Menier Chocolate Factory and many regional theatres. West End, Broadway, UK/US/World tours. Tony, Olivier, Grammy Awards. Work on films includes: DeLovely, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Allelujah, Stoker. Albums: The Card and The Color Purple.

Shelby Williams


Shelby trained at London Studio Centre and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She performed with Matthew Bourne from 1999-2011.

As Choreographer/Director/Associate: Georgiana, Twilight Zone, Little Women, London Road, Wind in the Willows, Bend It Like Beckham, Made in Dagenham, Turandot, Magical Night, Sweet Charity, Merchant of Venice, ANNA NICOLE, Idomeneo, Carmen, Dido and Aeneas and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Films: The Danish Girl, The Theory of Everything, Collette, World War Z, Great Expectations, The Car-Man, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake 3D.

Anna Toumanova

Set and Costume Designer

Anna trained as a theatre designer at the Moscow Arts Theatre School and Wimbledon School of Art. She has worked extensively on the London fringe, in drama schools and in regional theatres.

Productions include Becket and Othello (Southwark Playhouse), The Alchemist (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Robbers (Tristan Bates Theatre) and a wide variety of productions at East 15, ALRA and the Oxford School of Drama.

Alex Musgrave

Lighting Designer

Design credits include: Home (Chichester Festival Theatre), You Are Here and Fiver the Musical (Southwark Playhouse), Katzenmusik and Fear and Misery of The Third Reich (ArtsEd), The Light Burns Blue and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (GSA). Alex has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design for You Are Here at the Southwark Playhouse. Alex was the recipient of the Association of Lighting Designers Lumiere Scheme.

Yvonne Gilbert

Sound Designer

Recent theatre credits include: The Jungle Book and Brief Encounter (Watermill), Creature (Sadler’s Wells/English National Ballet), Lazuli Skies (Birmingham Royal Ballet), La Cage Aux Folles (Park Theatre), Coming Clean (Trafalgar Studios), Opera Undone (Trafalgar Studios), Swallows and Amazons (York Theatre Royal), Hamlet , The Tempest, Henry V, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre).

Yvonne will be Sound Designer on The Handmaid’s Tale for the English National Opera in 2022.