After a sold-out run in 2017, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, has returned for a strictly limited season.
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.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.
Featuring 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 NT includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Please note: this production contains strobe lighting.
This production runs without an interval. This is true to the spirit of how Sondheim intended the piece to be performed.
Purchase the playtext from our Bookshop
Supported by the Follies production syndicate
The role of Heidi Schiller will be played by Felicity Lott until mid-April, and by Josephine Barstow from mid-April until the end of the run.
Talks and events
The Making of Follies Tue 19 March, 10am
Making Follies: Costumes and Headdresses Mon 25 March, 6pm
Designing Follies with Vicki Mortimer Fri 29 March, 5pm
Ted Chapin: Creating Follies on Broadway in 1971, Thu 9 May, 6pm