Sunday in the Park With George

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Stephen Sondheim’s beloved classic Sunday in the Park With George is set to return to London next year in a limited run at the Savoy Theatre. Following their acclaimed performances in the concert version at the New York City Center's 2016 Gala, Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will star as George and Dot/Marie, respectively.

Inspired by the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat's infamous work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, the musical follows George and his immersion in painting his masterpiece. Utterly consumed by his need to "finish the hat," George rejects his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot, not realising that his actions will leave irrevocable marks over the next 100 years. It soon becomes clear that the life of his great-grandson (also named George) - a conflicted contemporary artist working one hundred years later - has been touched by George's actions a century earlier.

Jake Gyllenhaal first appeared in the West End in Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in 2002. He has since made many appearances on stage in New York, having made his Broadway debut in 2014 in Nick Payne’s Constellations. He is best known, however, for his on screen work such as Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow, and Donnie Darko.

Annaleigh Ashford is known for her work on Broadway, having played Glinda in Wicked and Margot in Legally Blonde. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in You Can’t Take It With You, and was nominated for another originating the role of Lauren in the Broadway production Kinky Boots.

The production is directed by Sarna Lapine, niece of Sunday in the Park With George’s book writer James Lapine.

The first UK production of this seminal musical since 2005, Sunday in the Park with George opens at the Savoy Theatre on 11th June 2020, and is a spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.

Child Friendly?

Age recommendations for Sunday in the Park With George are yet to be announced.

Seating Tips

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