Stephen Sondheim – Royal National Theatre

It’s always good to support young, up and coming, writers and so its a trip to the National to support some whipper snapper called Stephen Sondheim!

Seriously though its hard to believe that the maestro is 80 years old this year and shows no signs of retiring.

There are few people that can truly be described as a living legend but for Sondheim its no exaggeration – the wave of affection that spread throughout the theatre was palpable.

There were no great revelations here – but it was surprising to hear negative opinions of some of the perceived greats of musical theatre and an aborted attempt to film Into The Woods with Robin Williams.

An hour flew past and could easily have gone on all night – a heartfelt standing ovation once again demonstrates the awe in which Sondheim is held.

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