Stephen Sondheim’s majestic masterpiece Follies is brought to life on the National Theatre for the very first time – and its magnificent cast and spectacular set are shining accordingly.
Follies transports audiences to 1971 New York, where a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre offers a chance for its former stars to reminisce with drinks and dancing – the night before the building is due to be demolished.
The production features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, and is directed by Dominic Cooke (the Olivier Award-winning Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
With the cast including the likes of Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Peter Forbes and Zizi Strallen, Follies certainly looks like an occasion to savour.
Follies is designed by Vicki Mortimer, with choreography by Bill Deamer, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, additional orchestrations by Josh Clayton, musical director Nigel Lilley, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound designer by Paul Groothuis.
You can book your tickets to Follies through the National Theatre, with good availability (at the time of writing) from November 2017 – January 2018. The show will also be broadcast via NTLive on Thursday 16 November.