Excitement mounts about the UK premiere of Sondheim musical Road Show.

Champion of Sondheim, the Menier Chocolate Factory in South London, will stage the show this summer.

Originally called Bounce, Sondheim and John Weidman made a number of changes to the show and it resurfaced at New York’s Public Theatre in 2008 directed by John Doyle and starring Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Assassins).

Doyle will direct the UK premiere and Cerveris is tipped to return to the show about the real-life relationship between two, very different brothers: Addison and Wilson Mizner and their adventures across America during the Alaskan Gold rush at the turn of the 20th Century to the Florida housing boom in the 1930s.

RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Road Show
  • Theatre: Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Casting: Michael Cerveris
  • Director: John Doyle
  • Previously staged:  Public Theatre, New York, October 2008
  • Opening: June / July 2011
Note: all information is unconfirmed. Source: Daily Mail (19/11/11)