Merrily We Roll Along
Three time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman made her thrilling directorial debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, re-minting this unmissable Sondheim classic with humour, warmth and heartfelt beauty.
Together with Sonia Friedman, Neal Street transferred the Menier’s acclaimed production to the West End for a 12 week limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre in Summer 2013. It went on to be nominated for seven Olivier Awards 2014, winning Best Musical Revival and Best Sound Design and was filmed for Digital Theatre and screened in 1,000 cinemas worldwide.
Winner of 2 Olivier Awards & an Evening Standard Award for Best MusicalSee more >
Set over three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between three friends, Franklin, Mary and Charley. Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, this powerful, moving story features among Sondheim’s most beautiful songs: “Good Thing Going”, “Not a Day Goes By” and “Old Friends”. An emotionally charged musical journey exploring how the choices we make in life can change everything and everyone we love.
Key Creatives & Cast
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Book by George Furth
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Maria Friedman
Designed by Soutra Gilmour
Choreographed by Tim Jackson
Lighting by David Hersey
Sound by Gareth Owen
Hair and Wigs by Richard Mawbey
Music Supervision & Direction by Catherine Jayes
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Dance Arrangements by Jason Carr
Amy Ellen Richardson
Menier Chocolate Factory, London. 28th November, 2012 - 9th March, 2013
Harold Pinter Theatre, West End. 23rd April - 27th July, 2013
“A thrilling evening of musical theatre”
“A seamless revival by Maria Friedman”
“Maria Friedman’s glorious revival, rightly transferred to the West End.”