Merrily We Roll Alongby Stephen Sondheim, Donmar Warehouse Theatre London, 2000-2001

Scope and Content

Folders contain the following:


  • Email from Rourke to Sarah Hunt containing cast list, dated Nov 2000.
  • Email from Rourke to Sarah Hunt regarding chronology and locations of the play, dated Nov 2000.
  • Email from Rourke to a colleague containing a brief show report, dated Nov 2000.
  • Email from Rourke to Michael Grandage featuring a brief show report, and a note on one of the cast members having had a haircut 'without consultation', dated Dec 2000.
  • Email from Chloe Dunbar to Rourke and cast members regarding a TV appearance, dated Dec 2000.
  • Two emails between Rourke and John Craig discussing producing a commercial recording of Merrily We Roll Along , dated Jan 2001.


  • Rehearsal and production schedules, 2000.
  • Set diagrams for each scene, undated.
  • Rehearsal notes; handwritten, undated.
  • Casting notes, undated.
  • Cast lists, undated.
  • Script amendments, undated.
  • Production running plot, undated.
  • Production notes; handwritten, undated.
  • Performance guide; New York Bronx accent, undated.
  • Chronology and action timelines for characters, undated.
  • Rehearsal exercise sheets and cards; some annotated, undated.
  • Research; contextual, Steven Sondheim, original Broadway cast, etc.

This production ran from 11 Dec 2000-3 Mar 2001.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rourke was Trainee Associate Director at the London's Donmar Warehouse for this 2000/1 season, working under the then Artistic Director Sam Mendes.

This musical was written by Stephen Sondheim.

Access Information

Access to part of this file is restricted until 01 Jan 2082.

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