Sunday in the Park with George
Savoy Theatre, London
“Destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award® winner Annaleigh Ashford star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Sunday In the Park with George coming to London for a strictly limited run at the Savoy Theatre from June 2020.
One of the most acclaimed musicals of all time - Sondheim and Lapine's masterpiece follows painter Georges Seurat (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his need to "finish the hat," Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot (Annaleigh Ashford), not realising that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.
Originating at New York City Centre, the subsequent transfer dazzled audiences and praised by critics, was one of the fastest selling musicals on Broadway. Destined to be the theatrical event of 2020 – be there to witness the musical about the art of making art – this is not your ordinary Sunday.
“Jake Gyllenhaal is radiant. His searing theatrical presence and unwavering focus seems to consume and illuminate the dark. He has a voice of richly flexible timbre that confidently elicits the most delicate shades of passion and despair.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The luminous Annaleigh Ashford delivers a performance with both gorgeous precision and spontaneous warmth matched by her eloquent singing.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND ANNALEIGH ASHFORD ARE TRANSCENDANT!”
“GENIUS! This fervent, enticing production reveals something all-too-rare: an abiding faith in the powers of art” The Wall Street Journal
“Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford are breathtakingly good” Deadline
“RARE AND EXQUISITE! A superlative revival” The Hollywood Reporter
“THE THEATRE GODS HEARD! SUNDAY IN THE PARK IS BACK! This inventive production keeps the serene simplicity that heights the poignant beauty of the score” Variety
£1.75 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
PLEASE NOTE: The Producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular actor/actors at each performance due to various factors, including illness and holidays.
BOOKING PERIOD: 11 June - 5 September 2020
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday: 2.30pm
RUNNING TIME: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes (inc. interval) TBC
AGE RESTRICTION: 12+
VENUE: Savoy Theatre, Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0ET