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Menier Chocolate Factory's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Transfer to West End's Harold Pinter Theatre, April 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.

Read the original report here.

The current cast, featuring Damian Humbley, Jenna Russell, Mark Umber and, Josefina Gabrielle, will move with the show after it finishes its run in Southwark on March 9.

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 also includes 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.


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