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Beautifully Tragic

TOM TAFFINDER reports on
Stephen Sondheim's 'Merrily We Roll Along'
at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


The greatest performances are always the ones that take you a little by surprise. It's a bit like finding a five pound note on the street pavement; the financial gain is minimal but at that precise moment in time you feel like you've won the lottery. Five pounds spent at the newly built Richard Burton Theatre (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, UK) bought a ticket for the musical Merrily We Roll Along and made for a surprisingly inspiring and thought provoking evening [10 December 2011]. Director Shaun Kerrison, accompanied by in-demand musical director Julian Bigg, took charge of an all student cast and band in the production of one of the biggest west end failures Broadway ever witnessed...

Copyright © 16 December 2011 Tom Taffinder,
Cardiff UK






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