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Merrily We Roll Along

Sondheim's musical presented by Guildhall School

Street view of a New York Music Hall in the 1970s with three bright coloured circles overlaid

Guildhall is proud to present Merrily We Roll Along, the School’s first production of the musical since giving its 1983 European premiere.

Set in New York, the story follows the lives of a successful but disillusioned composer and his two estranged friends in reverse chronology, with the clock ticking backwards from 1976 to 1957. A brilliantly melodic score coupled with Sondheim’s sharp and piquant observations of human frailty makes for a witty and poignant story about the importance of staying true to one’s hopes and aspirations.

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince. Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe


Students in possession of a valid Students' Union card, over 60s/OAPs, under 18s.


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

No booking fee. Subject to availability. Excludes evening performances on 8 & 9 July.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

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