First Performance 01/03/2019
Closing 11/05/2019
Running Time 2h15, no interval

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Joanna Riding play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production, the returning staging of Follies at the National Theatre.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann 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 returns to the National Theatre, having won the 2018 award for Best Musical Revival. The show features a cast of 40 and an orchestra of 21. Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards, Sondheim’s previous work at the National Theatre includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

This production runs without an interval. This is true to the spirit of how Sondheim intended the piece to be performed.

Follies plays in the Olivier Theatre within the National Theatre, its largest venue.

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