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book by James Goldman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

From 22 August
Running Time: tbc


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 is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

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


Talks and events

Janie Dee and Philip Quast Thu 14 Sep, 3pm
The future of musical theatre Fri 15 Sep, 6pm
Dominic Cooke Wed 18 Oct, 6pm, Olivier
The works of Stephen Sondheim Fri 3 Nov, 10.30am


Production team

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Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£65, £57, £41, £29, £15
Fri & Sat evening
£70, £63, £46, £31, £18
Ways to save
Previews 22 August to 5 September

£48 - £15

Access performances

Captioned performances
Wednesday 18 October at 7.30pm
Saturday 28 October at 2pm
Thursday 2 November at 7.30pm
Audio-described performances
Friday 3 November at 7.30pm
Saturday 4 November at 2pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Photography by Marcus Palmqvis

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