Hilary Paterson on the challenges of playing a lead in Merrily for the second time. I am known as a creature of habit. I’m often to be found in my usual public house, drinking my usual glass of wine, reading a book that I’ve read at least 10 times before. For this reason, it might be unsurprising that I’ve ended up doing the same musical more than once, on more than one occasion.
Over (too many) years I have played two different orphans in Annie, two different disciples in
Merrily We Roll Along follows the story of three friends (Frank, Mary and Charley) over a period of 20 years. They meet at the dawn of the Space Age and their friendship disintegrates as the Vietnam War comes to an end. The politics and history of the time influence the way they think and their dream of changing the world with their artistic vision. In this historical perspective, Gregor Duthie looks at how their lives were shaped by the events of the 1950s.... It's difficult