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FOLLIES 2019 National Theatre (c) Johan Persson

FOLLIES 2019 National Theatre (c) Johan Persson

First look: Follies production images

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell Published 19 February 2019

Still thinking about the fact you missed the Olivier award-winning show Follies when it was at The National last year? Or maybe you bagged a seat and haven’t stopped thinking about how spectacular the show was?

Whatever type of Follies audience member you fall into, there’s good news for you: it’s returning, and production images have now been released.

FOLLIES 2019 Dawn Hope (Stella) and the company National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Sarah Marie Maxwell (Young Solange) Lisa Ritchie (Young Hattie) Vanessa Fisher (Young Stella) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Ian McIntosh (Young Ben), Joanna Riding (Sally) and Gemma Sutton (Young Sally) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson16. FOLLIES 2019 National Theatre (c) Johan Persson FOLLIES 2019 Claire Moore (Hattie) National Theatre (c) Johan FOLLIES 2019 Peter Forbes (Buddy) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson FOLLIES 2019 Tracie Bennett (Carlotta) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson

Written by Stephen Sondheim, it’s all about the former star performers of Weismann’s Follies, who reunite on the eve of the theatre’s destruction. Featuring beautiful songs including Losing My Mind, I’m Still Here and Broadway Baby, the performers share their tales of regret, sorrow and unrequited love.

And the show has done pretty well for itself, with its 2017 production receiving 10 Olivier Award nominations, and taking home two, including  Best Musical Revival.

 FOLLIES 2019 National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Alexander Hanson (Ben) and Tracie Bennett (Carlotta) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Aimee Hodnett (Young Sandra), Vanessa Fisher (Young Stella), Gary Raymond (Dimiti Weisman) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Christine Tucker (Young Phyllis) Gemma Sutton (Young Sally) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson. FOLLIES 2019 Peter Forbes (Buddy), Billy Boyle (Theodore) and Bruce Graham (Roscoe) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Alison Langer (Young Heidi) and Felicity Lott (Heidi) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonGary Raymond (Dimitri Weismann) Geraldine Fitzgerald (Solange) and Sarah Marie Maxwell (Young Solange) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson FOLLIES 2019 Joanna Riding (Sally) National Theatre (c) Johan PerssonFOLLIES 2019 Alexander Hanson (Ben) and Janie Dee (Phyllis) National Theatre (c) Johan Persson

The 40-strong cast includes Olivier nominated actresses Tracie Bennett (who’s returning to her 2017 role), and Janie Dee.

And if you can’t wait until you see it live in front of you, a cast recording is now available, featuring the show’s original cast and orchestra.

Follies is on now at the National Theatre, and will run until 11 May 2019.

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