Based on the 1934 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play of the same name, this semi-autobiographical Stephen Sondheim musical was updated to span the 50s to the 70s decades. It is a story of friendship and how it is compromised by the high price of success.
The story is told in reverse, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepherd, and his two estranged friends Charlie and Mary through each milestone of their personal and professional lives. The show ends with the three best friends filled with talent and enthusiasm ready to conquer the world.
"This show is another success for director, Sheila Arden, and Artform which has continued to produce an ever higher standard work since its relaunch in 2012." Susan Elkin, Sardines, 13 October 2019.
"Artform have pulled off yet another fantastic musical." 4*, My Fair Theatre Goer, 11 October 2019."
Elaine Boxhall Lewis
Meg/Make Up Girl