Merrily We Roll Along

(Premiere 2013)
DIRECTOR Maria Friedman
DESIGNER Soutra Gilmour
DESCRIPTION
Based on the play by Kaufman and Hart, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical charts the turbulent relationship between three friends, Franklin, Charley and Mary, over three decades. 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’.

Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.

Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince in association with Ruthie Mitchell and Howard Haines.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 150 min

Interval: YES

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Jenna Russell | Mary/Flynn
Singer
Tommy Rodger | Frank Junior
Singer
Bob Harms | Swing/Understudy - Charley Kringas, Franklin Shepard, Jerome
Singer
Joseph West | Frank Junior
Singer
Kirk Patterson | Bunker/Newsman/Reverend
Singer
Josefina Gabrielle | Gussie Carnegie
Singer
Robbie Scotcher | Jerome
Singer
Julie Jupp | Dory/Evelyn/Understudy Mary Flynn
Singer
Amanda Minihan | Scatty/Mrs Spencer
Singer
Elana Martin | Swing/ Understudy - Gussie Carnegie, KT, Meg Kincaid
Singer
Noah Miller | Frank Junior
Singer
Joanna Woodward | Newswoman / Waitress / Understudy - KT, Meg Kincaid, Beth
Singer
Matthew Barrow | Ru/Understudy Charley Kringas
Singer
Clare Foster | Beth
Singer
Amy Ellen Richardson | KT/Understudy - Mary Flynn, Gussie Carnegie
Singer
Damian Humbley | Charley Kringas
Singer
Mark Umbers | Franklin Shepard
Singer
Martin Callaghan | Terry/Mr Spencer/Understudy - Joe Josephson, Jerome
Singer
Ashley Robinson | Tyler/Understudy Franklin Shepard
Singer
Zizi Strallen | Meg Kincaid/Understudy Beth
Singer

Creatives

Director | Maria Friedman
Playwright | George Furth
Musical Director | Catherine Jayes
Designer | Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer | David Hersey
Choreographer | Tim Jackson
Arranger | Jason Carr
Sound Designer | Gareth Owen
Fight Director | Kate Waters
Hair Stylist | Richard Mawbey
Wig Supervisor | Helen Keane
Associate Director | Adam Lenson
Assistant Director | Janet Behan
Lyricist | Stephen Sondheim
Musical Supervisor | Catherine Jayes
Orchestrator | Jonathan Tunick

Production

Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Clare Henstock
Wardrobe Mistress | Corrie Darling
Assistant Stage Manager | Sam Shuck , Suree Chan Somchit
Deputy Stage Manager | Ciara Fanning
Stage Manager | Ben Delfont
Costume Supervisor | Binnie Bowerman
Production Manager | Simon Sturgess , Gary Beestone
Sound Operator | Andy Yiannaki , David Palmer

Opera

Orchestra Manager | Sylvia Addison

Orchestra

Woodwinds

Bassoons | Emma Fowler
Bass Clarinet in B♭, A | Emma Fowler
Clarinets (in C, B♭, or A) | Emma Fowler , Bernie la Fontaine

other wind (aerophones)

Trombone | Magnus Dearness
Saxophone / alto | Bernie la Fontaine
Baritone saxophone | Emma Fowler

Percussion

other | James O'Carroll
Drum kit | James O'Carroll

Strings

Double bass | Paul Moylan

Keyboards

other | Catherine Jayes
Piano | Catherine Jayes

PHOTOS

TRAILER

DETAILS

PERFORMANCE TYPE: MUSICAL

THEATRES

Harold Pinter Theatre, 01/05/2013 - 27/07/2013

REVIEWS

'The truisms about Sondheim are that he is both an acquired taste and the object of a fervent cult of devotees; Friedman’s production is likely to lead many through the first phase, and quite a few in ...
'The West End transfer of Merrily We Roll Along has the freshness of real-time thought and the sting of genuine feeling'
'The show is a rare combination of the thoughtful and the thrilling. Go.'
'Originally produced at the Menier Chocolate Factory, this revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical has already garnered the Critics' Circle Award (best musical). However, the show initi ...
'The show is so astute, it's hard to believe this story of three friends – creative types who start out wanting to change the world but must face up to the disillusionments of middle age – originally ...