19:45, Tue 8th – Sat 12th May 2012 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 2
Merrily We Roll Along is a tragedy about friendship. Beginning in 1976, it moves backwards in time, tracing the lives of three friends – a composer, a lyricist and a novelist – via snapshots of the events made them who they are. For each fork in the road we see the consequences before the choice, the fruit before the tree. Through some of Sondheim’s most poignant and witty songs, we see how idealism and naiveté can give way to cynicism and isolation, how old friends can fade, and how growing up isn’t necessarily such a wise thing to do.