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In rehearsal: Follies

Published August 1, 2017

It’s one star-studded rehearsal room: a cast of 37 bring Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies to life, including Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton as the titular trio, in a dazzling new production at the National Theatre this summer.

The cast also includes the likes of Philip Quast, Zizi Strallen and Dawn Hope, as well as Julie Armstrong, Norma Atallah, Josephine Barstow, Jeremy Batt, Di Botcher, Billy Boyle, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Forbes, Emily Goodenough, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Fred Haig, Aimee Hodnett, Liz Izen, Alison Langer, Emily Langham, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McLarnon, Leisha Mollyneaux, Gemma Page, Kate Parr, Edwin Ray, Gary Raymond, Adam Rhys-Charles, Jordan Shaw, Barnaby Thompson, Christine Tucker, Michael Vinsen and Alex Young.

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

Follies previews from 22 August, and is now booking until 3 January 2018 through the National Theatre website.

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