Stephen Sondheim: 1930-2021

Musical theatre has lost one of its giants, Stephen Sondheim, who passed away on 26 November 2021, aged 91.

Over the years we have had the great privilege to have performed many of his shows at Sharnbrook Mill Theatre:

  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • A Little Night Music (twice!)
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
  • West Side Story
  • Follies
  • Company
  • Into The Woods
  • …and even a parody in Forbidden Broadway with a song called “Into The Words”!

So thank you for the notes and the lyrics, Maestro.

We will leave you with his wisdom, from the musical Into the Woods.

“Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.

Children may not obey
But children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.

Careful before you say,
“Listen to me.”
Children will listen.”

Annette Codrington, as Joanne, raises a glass in Company at Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, 2013 as David Russell, as Bobby, looks on.