Wednesday, October 13

Sondheim’s Follies opens at Rose & Crown on 21st October

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre in Walthamstow are presenting Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s one act musical Follies from 21st October-12th November 2010.  Closest Tube Station: Walthamstow Central - Victoria Line. Closest Mainline Train: London Liverpool Street – Walthamstow Central.

The story is about a reunion of the past performers of the Weismann's Follies (a musical revue based on the Ziegfeld Follies) in a Broadway theatre scheduled for demolition.

It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Plummer and Ben and Phyllis Stone, who are both deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy is having an affair with a girl on the road and Sally is in love with Ben: Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. In the show several former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by ghosts of their former selves.

Classic numbers include Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here, Too Many Mornings, Could I Leave You? and Losing My Mind.

The production will be directed by Tim McArthur with Aaron Clingham as Musical Director and will star Mark Hutchinson (Oklahoma, Me and My Girl, Blood Brothers) as Buddy, Frank Loman Ben, Maggie Robson Sally and Julie Ross as Phyllis

Two married couples made bitter through age find happiness by abandoning their dreams of youth in the dying theatre. Glittering showgirls mix with the eerie ghost of a forgotten era in this stunning musical extravaganza.

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