The special evening will see many of those who worked with Stephen Sondheim celebrate his work on the 3rd May at the Sondheim Theatre.

It has been announced that Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Bonnie Langford, Adrian Lester, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Clive Rowe, Imelda Staunton and Hannah Waddingham will take part in a special concert celebrating the life and career of Stephen Sondheim with profits from the evening going to the Stephen Sondheim Foundation. Further casting has yet to be announced.

The evening will be staged by Matthew Bourne and Maria Friedman with choreography by Stephen Mear and a 26-piece orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo.

Those who are interested in getting tickets can sign up for priority tickets by visiting: https://sondheimoldfriends.com/. Tickets will go on sale on the 15th March to DMT Plus members at 11am, the Priority List at 12 noon with Public Booking opening at 1pm.

Talking about the evening, Cameron Mackintosh said: “t is impossible to overstate the influence and contribution Stephen Sondheim has made to Musical Theatre, both personally and professionally. He was as great a teacher as he was an incomparable writer and the Little Things that he did for so many people forged legions of friendships throughout his long life. I was lucky enough to be Steve’s friend and occasional collaborator for over 45 years since I first produced Side By Side By Sondheim and the Wyndham’s Theatre in 1976. It was a friendship full of laughter, gossip and glorious insightful camaraderie. Steve was so prolific and profound as a writer that it’s impossible to put together a definitive list of his greatest songs, as everyone has their own favourites, so our choice of songs will purely reflect the joy and love I have for one of the greatest Broadway Babies of all time.”