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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writers : Stephen Sondheim and George Furth Director: Charlotte Conquest Reviewer: Steve Turner Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s 1981 musical about the fracturing of friendships and relationships has a somewhat unusual way of delivering its narrative. The action runs backwards in time, each scene set before the previous one, so instead of watching as things disintegrate, we see them at ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st – 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: George Furth Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Asprotagonist Franklin Shepard says halfway through Stephen Sondheim’s musical on friendship and dreams, “It’s a thing I do when I want to remember something special – I close my eyes and I swallow” and I suggest that anyone who sees this West End transfer of the Menier ...

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CD REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along – 2012 Encores Recording

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewed by Jonathan Baz [rating:4] This recording of Merrily We Roll Along hails from the 2012 Encores! concert production, staged at New York City Hall. While many acclaim this show to be among, if not, the best of Stephen Sondheim’s work, it’s a tough story to conceptualise. The tale unfolds backwards through time, where friendships and marriages ...

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