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FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG"
The full cast has been announced for the musical Merrily We All Along, which is receiving it's London premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, opening on 11th Dec 00, following previews from 1st Dec 00, for a limited run to 3rd March 2001.
The show has music by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth and is based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
The full cast includes Daniel Evans, Julian Ovenden, Samantha Spiro, Anna Francolini, James Millard, Grant Russell, Mary Stockley, Matt Blair, Lucy Bradshaw, Neil Gordon, Dean Hussain, David Lucas, Zehra Naqvi, Emma Jay Thomas and Shona White.
It is directed by Michael Grandage, designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Tim Mitchell and choreography by Peter Darling.
The show is given an extra twist by being told in reverse chronology. It is 1980. Hollywood producer and songwriter, Franklin Shepard, addresses the graduating class of his former high school. His world-weary advice provokes the students into presenting the cautionary tale of Franklin's extraordinary life and career. Together with his best friends, Mary and Charley, Franklin travels back to his own graduation in 1957.
(The production will have a YOU SET THE PRICE NIGHT on Thursday 25th Jan 00 at 7.30pm, Tickets available from 5pm on the day.)