A Little Night Music

Menier Theatre (Menier Chocolate Factory), Menier Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, United Kingdom, SE1 1TE

A sophisticated musical in waltz time, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music is based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles Of A Summer Night. Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, it centres on the passionate liaisons between four couples over a midsummer weekend.

A Tony Award-winning success when it received its premiere on Broadway in 1973, A Little Night Music was hailed as a stylish celebration of romantic love and a fairy tale for adults. The score includes one of Sondheim's best-loved songs, Send In The Clowns. 

Since its London premiere in 1975, A Little Night Music has been revived twice - in 1989 at the Piccadilly, and in 1995 at the National Theatre, a production which starred Judi Dench as Desiree, in a performance that earned her the Best Actress in a Musical Laurence Olivier Award the following year. 

With this revival, the Menier Chocolate Factory will be hoping to continue its run of successful musical productions, which includes recent revivals of Little Shop Of Horrors, La Cage Aux Folles and another Sondheim piece, Sunday In The Park With George, which was a multi-award winner at the 2007 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Acclaimed director Trevor Nunn makes his Menier debut to direct A Little Night Music. A former Artistic Director of both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nunn has an extensive back catalogue of work in musical theatre and drama.

American composer Sondheim is acknowledged as one of the world's most influential musical theatre composers. His extensive back catalogue of work includes the shows Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Follies.  

For more about A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory read our First Night Feature.

Cast & Creatives

Maureen Lipman, Alexander Hanson, Hannah Waddingham, Jessie Buckley, Kaisa Hammarlund, Alistair Robbins, Gabriel Vick, John Addison, Florence Andrews, Laura Armstrong, Lynden Edwards, Charlotte Page and Nicola Sloane
Stephen Sondheim
Trevor Nunn
Music by
Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Book by
Hugh Wheeler
David Babani for Chocolate Factory Productions
Lynne Page
Lighting Designer
Hartley T A Kemp
Set Designer
David Farley
Gareth Owen

Menier Theatre (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Menier Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, United Kingdom, SE1 1TE
020 778 1712
Official site
Nearest tube
London Bridge
Nearest train
London Bridge

Off Site: There are red route disabled parking bays on Southwark Street (with time restrictions).

Access information

How to book
P: 0207 907 7060 F: 0207 378 1712 E: info@menierchoclatefactory.com
Limited mobility
The entrances to the cafe and the gallery areas both have 3 steps and automatic doors. There is a ramp to the right of the cafe entrance which leads to a fire door, which can be opened to give level access to the cafe, and from there the gallery can also be accessed.
Access description
Some access for wheelchair users. No services or facilites for sensory impaired people.
Guide dogs policy
Some access.
There are 16 steps down to the male and female toilets, and 3 steps up to the theatre box office.
Disabled toilets
Yes. Kept locked, and has no alarm cord, but does have grab rails and a low level basin.
Table service. Assistance with carrying.