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Follies

book by James Goldman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

From 14 February 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 15 mins no interval

Follies

After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.

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 37 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.

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

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Supported by the Follies production syndicate

 

Talks and events

Histories of the American Musical Fri 30 November, 7pm
The Making of Follies Tue 19 March, 10am
More to be announced later in the year

5 star rating

Dominic Cooke's production surpasses your wildest dreams for this show

Independent
5 star rating

Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs

Daily Telegraph
5 star rating

Spectacular. Outstanding

Financial Times
5 star rating

Dominic Cooke's triumphantly unsentimental but compassionate production produces tears, cackles and goosebumps, sometimes all together.

The Sunday Times
4 star rating

A gorgeous Sondheim revival

Evening Standard
5 star rating

Shows what the theatre is capable of. Don't miss.

Daily Express
5 star rating

Not just triumphant, but transcendent.

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