Mel Giedroyc joins Sondheim’s Company in West End

Mel Giedroyc will appear in Company in the West End. Photo: Marco Vittur
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Mel Giedroyc will join Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig in the forthcoming West End production of Company, it has been announced.

Best known for presenting the Great British Bake Off with her long-time comedy partner Sue Perkins, Giedroyc last appeared on stage in Luce at Southwark Playhouse in 2016.

She will play Sarah in Sondheim’s Company, which is directed by Marianne Elliott and co-produced by her theatre company Elliott and Harper Productions.

Elliott said Giedroyc had “all the qualities [she] was looking for in the role of Sarah”.

“She is a unique and gifted comic actress and another amazing and talented woman to add to the cast. I can’t believe my luck – we are going to have so much fun,” Elliott said.

Craig stars as in the lead role of Bobbi, which has been reimagined as a woman for the first time, with Broadway performer Patti LuPone appearing as Joanne.

Company runs at the Gielgud Theatre from September 26 to December 22.

It has design by Bunny Christie, choreography by Liam Steel and musical direction by Joel Fram.

In addition to Elliott and Harper, it is produced by Catherine Schreiber, Grove Entertainment, Jujamcyn Theaters, LD Entertainment, David Mirvish, Aged in Wood Productions/Ricardo Hornos, Bob Boyett/Tom Miller, Bruno Wang Productions/Salman Al-Rashid, Across the Pond Theatricals/ Trio Theatricals and Ramin Sabi/Christopher Ketner.