(Michael Billington’s article ran in the Guardian, 9/22.)
Over the years the Donmar has loyally revived some of Stephen Sondheim's least-loved musicals, such as Assassins and Merrily We Roll Along. Now, in celebration of the composer's 80th birthday, it brings us a Sondheim show that has not only been somewhat marginalised but is itself about love's unpredictability. And, if the result is a triumph, it is because of the production's enfolding intimacy and an imaginative stroke of casting.
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