Merrily We Roll Along

Ages: 12+
Opened: November 28, 2012
Closing: March 09, 2013

Merrily We Roll Along - 2012 - West End History , Info & More

Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, United Kingdom London

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.

Merrily We Roll Along was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince and originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince in association with Ruthie Mitchell and Howard Haines.

The Menier Chocolate Factory are thrilled to announce one of their most exciting casts. Playing the lead roles are Damian Humbley (The Last 5 Years; 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. Olivier nominee Josefina Gabrielle (Sweet Charity) returns to the Menier to play the role of Gussie Carnegie along with Glyn Kerslake (Road Show) who plays Joe Josephson. The cast also includes Clare Foster (Crazy For You) playing Beth Spencer and Zizi Strallen (Rock of Ages) who will play Meg Kincaid.

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Maria Friedman Announces Cabaret At The Pheasantry, Mar 5-10
by Carrie Dunn - February 11, 2013

Fresh from her directorial debut of the Chocolate Factory's smash hit production of 'Merrily We Roll Along', three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman sings 'Lenny & Steve' at The Pheasantry for just six performances.

Menier Announce Charity Play Reading Of Original MERRILY Script
by Carrie Dunn - February 11, 2013

Before the well-loved musical that is Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, there was the original play, written in 1934 by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart. Although rarely revived, the play was the inspiration for Sondheim and Furth's piece. Focusing on the lifelong friendship of three characters, the play tells their story in reverse time, from 1934 to 1916, and is a poignant and bittersweet reflection of life, love and loss.

Menier Chocolate Factory's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Transfer to West End's Harold Pinter Theatre, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2013

As reported by the Daily Mail, Menier Chocolate Factory's current production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along will transfer to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre in April.

Menier Chocolate Factory's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces 2-Week Extension
by Kelsey Denette - December 6, 2012

Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory announced today that it will now be booking through the 9th March 2013.

First Look: Umbers, Humbley, Gabrielle And Strallen In MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG!
by BWW - November 28, 2012

The first pictures from Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Maria Friedman

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory, November 16
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2012

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG begins performances 16 November 2012 - 23 February 2013. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, with triple Olivier award winner Maria Friedman are making her professional directorial debut at the Chocolate Factory.

Damian Humbley, Jenna Russell and More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Kelsey Denette - September 12, 2012

Following its past sold-out Christmas musicals (Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity and Pippin), Menier Chocolate Factory announces the casting for its hugely anticipated revival of the Sondheim / Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along as its Christmas 2012 show.


The Hills of Tomorrow
Merrily We Roll Along
Rich and Happy
Old Friends
Like It Was
Franklin Shepard, Inc.
Not a Day Goes By
Now You Know
It's a Hit
The Blob
Good Thing Going
Bobby and Jackie and Jack
Opening Doors
Our Time
Thank You for Coming
That Frank
Transition 1
Transition 2
Growing Up
Transition 3
Transition 4
Transition 5
Transition 6
Merrily We Roll Along
That Frank
Franklin Shepard, Inc.
Old Friends
Growing Up
Not A Day Goes By
Now You Know
Act Two Opening
It's A Hit!
The Blob
Good Thing Going
Not A Day Goes By - Act 2
Opening Doors
Our Time
Merrily We Roll Along has had 16 productions including Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, Regional (US) which opened in 1985, Regional (US) which opened in 1990, Regional (UK) which opened in 1992, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2013, Los Angeles which opened in 2016, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019, Off-Broadway which opened in 2022 and Broadway which opened in 2023.



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