Follies

Follies

National Theatre · 14 FEB - 11 MAY

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Lyn Gardner avatar
14 February 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Return of Dominic Cooke’s much admired revival of Sondheim’s glorious show, an aching musical tribute to lost innocence and tarnished dreams. A lot of the original cast including Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee return, and this has got one of Sondheim’s most pungent scores. Losing my Mind and In Buddy’s Eyes are just heart-breaking.”

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre.

Overview

Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards, Sondheim’s previous work at the NT includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Critic reviews

Dominic Cooke's production surpasses your wildest dreams for this show

Independent

Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Philip Quast make this revival not just triumphant, but transcendent

The Stage

Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs in this unmissable Sondheim revival-Follies

The Telegraph

Sondheim's showbiz stunner returns in breathtaking style

The Guardian

Date & time

Until 11 May
Thu 14 Feb - Sat 11 May, 2pm & 7.30pm

Venue

National Theatre
South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
£15 - £68
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