‘Merrily We Roll Along’ – 7 – 11 January 2020 at the Robinson Theatre, Hills Rd, Cambridge
We are very excited that our first show in 2020 is the wonderful Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical ‘Merrily We Roll Along’. With the same creative team that brought you the hugely successful and acclaimed 2018 production of ‘Company’ – Cat Nicol directing and Ana Sanderson as MD. Plus David Mallabone as choreographer. The show will be performed from 7-11 January 2020.
Sondheim’s mastery of emotional observation is again to the fore in this tale of three friends and how their relationship evolves. Or, one should say, un-evolves – as the time-line is reversed . We start in 1976 and the scenes move back in tim to end in 1957, in an attempt to answer the question – how did we get to there from here?
The messy, complex lives of songwriter-turned-Hollywood-producer Frank, lyricist Charley and theatre critic Mary are revealed though some incredible music and lyrics of poignancy, sharpness, truth, and warm intelligence. Everything you’d expect from Sondheim & Furth’s ever-so-slightly autobiographical gem.