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.
Joanna Riding gives an extraordinarily powerful performance in Sondheim's musical of nostalgia, regret and yearning
This Sondheim revival is a perfect show
Elegant Sondheim classic returns to dazzle anew
It is a masterful realisation of a wise and truthful show
It’s an oddly formless story in parts, but who cares? It’s glitzy, glamorous and over the top but with enough pathos and wit to make it satisfying
Dominic Cooke’s production combines rousing musical numbers with an expertly conjured atmosphere
Follies returns to the National for an encore, and it’s as dazzling as it was before