Following on from the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show premiered at the Chocolate Factory from 24th June. This production is directed and designed by the Tony Award Winning John Doyle and features David Bedella, Michael Jibson, Jon Robyns, Gillian Bevan and Glyn Kerslake.
Check out a just-released image from the production below!
Set in the early part of the twentieth-century, Road Show tells the true boom-and-bust story of Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson, two of the most colourful and outrageous fortune seekers in American history.
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show played The Public Theater in 2008. New York Magazine described the musical as "a boisterous picaresque about two brothers flimflamming their way from the Yukon to Boca Raton at the turn of the 20th century."
Spanning 40 years, from the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways. Director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and Company on Broadway), acclaimed for re-imagining Sondheim's works, joins Weidman and Sondheim in exploring two of America's great issues: capitalism and crooks.
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Photo Credit: Catherine Ashmore