Merrily We Roll Along at Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Booking to 27 July 2013
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Following a sell-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Maria Friedman brings her acclaimed directing-debut production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along to the Harold Pinter Theatre, for a strictly limited season.

Written by Sondheim and George Furth, the cast of Merrily We Roll Along includes Damian Humbley (Little Shop of Horrors) as Charley Kringas, Olivier award winner and Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) as Mary Flynn and Mark Umbers (Sweet Charity) as Franklin Shepard.

The cast also includes Olivier nominee Josefina Gabrielle (Sweet Charity) as Gussie Carnegie, Glyn Kerslake (Road Show) as Joe Josephson, Clare Foster (Crazy For You) as Beth Spencer and Zizi Strallen (Rock of Ages) asy Meg Kincaid.

Merrily We Roll Along is based on Kaufman and Hart’s play and centres on the turbulent relationship between three friends over three decades. The show travels backwards in time from present day 1980 and is a powerful and moving story about the changing nature of friendship.

The show is filled with classic Sondheim songs including ‘Old Friends’, ‘Good Thing Going’ and ‘Not a Day Goes By’.

Theatre: Harold Pinter Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along at Menier Chocolate Factory

 


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Performance dates
Booking to 27 July 2013

Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
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Subsidised theatre wins big at theatre critics’ awards
Subsidised theatres The Young Vic and the Tricycle were amongst the winners of the annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Chairman Mark Shenton and award winner Simon Russell Beale at the 2012 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. Photo: http://www.criticscircle.org.uk[/caption] The annual awards handed out by theatre critics, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, were announced on Tuesday (15 January 2013) at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Hosted by the Circle's chairman Mark Shenton, and introduced by comedian Arthur Smith, the awards included big wins for some of London's key subsidised venues. The Young Vic in Waterloo scooped three awards with Hattie Morahan winning Best Actress for A Doll’s House, Best Director going to Benedict Andrews for Three Sisters and Miriam Buether taking home Best Designer for Wild Swans. Husband and wife Adrian Lester and Lolita Chakrabarti took Best Actor and Most Promising Playwright respectively for Red Velvet at the Tricyle Theatre, Lucy Prebble won Best New Play for her National Theatre commission The Effect and the Menier Chocolate Factory scooped Best Musical for Merrily We Roll Along. Best Shakespearean Performance went to Simon Russell Beale for Timon of Athens at the National and the Special Award kept with the Bard theme by awarding Shakespeare's Globe a prize for their Globe to Globe initiative. The Most Promising Newcomer award was taken by Denise Gough for Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric Hammersmith. LINKS Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2012 - Winners Book tickets to Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory  
Merrily We Roll Along | Production photos of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Production photos of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Photo: Roy Tan[/caption] The reviews are now in and it's 4 and 5 stars all round for Maria Friedman's directing debut of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory. No stranger to Sondheim, Friedman has moved with ease from front of stage to behind it with a sparkling new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's once rather neglected musical. She has assembled a powerful troupe of players to bring Sondheim's musical about three friends to life, including Damian Humbley as Charley Kringas, Olivier award winner Jenna Russell as Mary Flynn and Mark Umbers as Franklin Shepard. Plus Josefina Gabrielle as Gussie Carnegie, Glyn Kerslake as Joe Josephson, Clare Foster as Beth Spencer and Zizi Strallen as Meg Kincaid. 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’. Photos by Roy Tan LINKS Book tickets to Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory Viewing this on a tablet or mobile? Click here to see photos
Reviews Round-up of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Reviews round-up of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Jenna Russell in Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Photo: Roy Tan[/caption] The reviews are now in and it's 4 and 5 stars all round for Maria Friedman's directing debut of Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory. No stranger to Sondheim, Friedman has moved with ease from front of stage to behind it with a sparkling new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's once rather neglected musical. She has assembled a powerful troupe of players to bring Sondheim's musical about three friends to life, including Damian Humbley as Charley Kringas, Olivier award winner Jenna Russell as Mary Flynn and Mark Umbers as Franklin Shepard. Plus Josefina Gabrielle as Gussie Carnegie, Glyn Kerslake as Joe Josephson, Clare Foster as Beth Spencer and Zizi Strallen as Meg Kincaid. 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’. Reviews below from The Telegraph, Guardian, Evening Standard - more to follow. LINKS Book tickets to Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory Photos: see photos of Merrily We Roll Along

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