Triple Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman makes an extraordinary directorial debut with a flawless cast. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along starts in 1980 and travels 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'.
The London production, which opened on November 2012 at the Menier Chocolate Factory transferred to the West End in April of 2013.
The revival was a smash hit, receiving great acclaim from UK critics and from
Sondheim himself. The show was then filmed by Digital Theatre after gathering enough backing from existing producers. The filming was released in both the UK and the US in 2014 and later became available to stream through Digital Theatre's online platform.
In her Gurdian review, Lyn Gardner said: 'The show's hard and cynical portrayal of the characters makes it easier to admire than love. But it's a thrilling evening of musical theatre and essential viewing for anyone who has ever looked at their life and wondered: 'How did I get here?''
Due to licensing agreements, which expired, Merrily We Roll Along is not currently available to stream online.