Menier Chocolate Factory's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces 2-Week Extension
Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory announced today that it will now be booking through the 9th March 2013.
Merrily We Roll Along is based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and scrolls back through the career of talented composer Franklin Shepard, who has abandoned his friends, family and Broadway songwriting career to become a producer of lucrative Hollywood films. As key moments of his life are replayed, decisions, choices, priorities and the price of success are equally reevaluated. 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.
Merrily We Roll Along marks the directorial debut of triple Olivier award-winning actress Maria Friedman. The cast includes Damian Humbley, Jenna Russell, Mark Umbers, Josefina Gabrielle, Clare Foster and Glyn Kerslake.
Design is by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by David Hersey, sound design by Gareth Owen and choreography is by Tim Jackson. Musical supervision and direction is by Catherine Jayes with orchestrations by long-time Sondheim collaborator Jonathan Tunick.