Thursday, April 19

Sondheim's Follies to return to National next February

As promised, the National Theatre's revival  of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical Follies is to return to the Olivier theatre in February 2019. The show which won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival this year starts previews from 14th February, with tickets on sale until March 26th and further dates to be announced. 

Set in 1971 New York, during a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre which is due to 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.Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classics including  Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind

The revival of the musical, directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)) , opened in September 2017 with a stellar cast including Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Tracie Bennett, Peter Forbes and Philip Quast. It has been announced that Dee and Forbes will be returning with the show in 2019, but further casting is yet to be announced.

Public booking opens on Friday 18 May at  8.30am 


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