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Maria Friedman & Friends at the Menier Chocolate Factory - first look

Theo Jamieson Paul Moylan Matthew White Alfie Friedman Maria Friedman Ian McLarnon Desmonda Cathabel pic by Nobby Clark
Theo Jamieson Paul Moylan Matthew White Alfie Friedman Maria Friedman Ian McLarnon Desmonda Cathabel pic by Nobby Clark

Maria Friedman & Friends opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week.

The venue in association with Sonia Friedman Productions will present the world première of the brand-new show which celebrates the brilliance of Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim.

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Friedman performed with each multiple times, becoming a much-lauded interpreter of their works. Now with friends old and new, she explores their legacies, delighting fans and bringing new audiences to the work of these titans of 20th century musical theatre.

Theo Jamieson Maria Friedman Paul Moylan James Powell by Nobby Clark
Theo Jamieson Maria Friedman Paul Moylan James Powell by Nobby Clark

The production opens on 8 March has already extended its run to 17 April due to demand.

Maria Friedman said: “This event was brought about by a desire to sing, to share and to join together in celebration of some of the greatest composers of our time.

“These past two years have starved us of the connection and depth of emotion that brilliant music and song can evoke – and we want to bring that back in the beautifully intimate space at the Menier, and enable audiences to revel in the legacy of my much missed friends, these extraordinary artists – Hamlisch, Legrand and Sondheim. I can’t wait to share it with you.”

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman was a friend of and collaborator with these extraordinary composers. This unique event will see her showcase many of their greatest works – including Broadway Baby, Send in the Clowns, A Piece Of Sky, At The Ballet and Nothing – with entertaining and personal memories that make a Friedman cabaret a night to remember.

Collaborating with musical director and pianist, Theo Jamieson, and with fellow performers Matthew White, Ian McLarnon, Alfie Friedman and Desmonda Cathabel, and a choir from the Royal Academy of Music, this show promises to be a celebration worthy of some of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Jamieson will be accompanied by Paul Moylan on Double Bass, and Joe Evans on Percussion.

For tickets and more information, visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com

Maria Friedman photo by Nobby Clark
Maria Friedman photo by Nobby Clark
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