Company Regional Tour


By Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

Director: Kat Henry
Choreographer: Michael Ralph
Musical Director: Lucy O'Brien

It's Robert's birthday - he is turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party. Witty and well-liked, living in the heart of New York and dating three gorgeous women, Robert has it all … so why can’t he blow out the candles on his birthday cake and make a wish? Each attempt triggers the next turn in Sondheim’s beloved ‘concept musical’. Company examines the affairs of the heart: can a sophisticated person in a modern metropolis function happily in a relationship, sustain an emotional connection or even recognise love? Via the uncertain romantic Robert, Sondheim windows into the lives of five married couples and three women to explore these ideas in all their hilarity and complexity.

Following another sell-out season at fortyfivedownstairs in 2015, Watch This embarked on a regional micro-tour with Company in 2016.

A musical comedy that explores love, relationships and the struggle for intimacy, our original Melbourne season earned Watch This our 12th Green Room Award nomination and the third in a row for leading man, Nick Simpson-Deeks.

Presented May 26th - Jun 9th, 2016

Watch This partnered with Regional Arts Victoria to deliver this tour, made possible with funding by Creative Victoria and the generous support of Lyngala Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation and our wonderful donors.


Featuring: Bianca Baykara, Amy Berrisford, Elise Brennan, Lyall Brooks, Bronte Florian, Sally Bourne, Gillian Cosgriff, Nathan Carter, Mark Dickinson, Nelson Gardner, Andrew Kroenert, John O'Hara, Sonya Suares, Chloe Elisabeth Wilson and Nick Simpson-Deeks as Robert

Musicians: Emily Clarke, Sean Loughran and Allison Wright

Set Design: Eugyeene Teh
Costume Design: Zoë Rouse
Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski
Production Manager: Jessica Frost
Stage Manager/Operator: Meg Deyell

With thanks to Bryn Cullen (Associate LX) and Shane Thompson (Set Design)