Merrily We Roll Along

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth

Direct from cinemas, Maria Friedman's stunning revival of Sondheim and Furth's powerful and moving musical.

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It's our time breathe it in: Worlds to change and worlds to win. 

Triple Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman makes an extraordinary directorial debut, with outstanding performances from a flawless cast, including Mark Umbers, Damian Humbley and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along transferred to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production received more five-star reviews than any other musical in West End history and won the 2012 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical and 2013 London Evening Standard Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical.

Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, this powerful and moving story features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going', 'Not a Day Goes By' and ' Old Friends'.

 

This production of Merrily We Roll Along is not only the best that I've seen, but one of those rare instances where casting, direction and show come together in perfect combination, resulting in the classic ideal of the sum being greater than the parts. 

Stephen Sondheim

It is, make no mistake, one of the great musical productions of this or any other era. 

Independent

Maria Friedman makes a remarkably assured directorial debut with a revival that is perfectly pitched and employs a standout cast. 

Daily Express

Showbusiness has seldom, if ever, showed itself up quite so honestly and hilariously before or since. 

Sunday Telegraph

 

Best Musical

Merrily We Roll Along

Critics' Circle Awards 2012

Best Musical

Merrily We Roll Along

Evening Standard Awards 2013

 

Merrily We Roll Along was produced in the West End by Chocolate Factory Productions, Neal Street Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin, Debbie Bisno, Scott M Delman, Just for Laughs Theatricals, Tanya Link.

Captured live at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, in June 2013.

Production photography © Tristram Kenton.

Contains infrequent strong language and brief drug use.

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