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National Theatre - Olivier

After sold-out success in 2017, Dominic Cooke’s Olivier Award-winning production of Follies returns to the London stage, once again starring Janie Dee. Featuring a soaring Sondheim score, the musical follows a group of women reminiscing about their hey-days as Follies’ girls. With five-star reviews, this is another chance to see a fantastic revival of an essential musical.

After sold-out success in 2018, Dominic Cooke’s thrilling revival of Follies returns to the National Theatre for another spellbinding run. Swiping the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the production received five stars and garnered huge acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Originally premiering in 1971, Stephen Sondheim’s essential musical won 7 Tony Awards and has been regularly revived around the world since.

Follies is the sensational story of a group of women reminiscing about their days as Follies’ girls. Set within a decaying Broadway theatre scheduled for demolition, the former performers of the theatre’s musical revue gather for a final reunion on the stage. Nostalgic for their past selves and unhappy with their present lives, the women think of the good old days of show business. Love, regret and aging are all featured themes in this definitive production of a stunning musical.

Dominic Cooke returns to direct the production. An Artistic Associate of the National Theatre and former Artistic Director of the Royal Court, he has numerous directing credits, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, By the Bog of Cats, The Hollow Crown and The Crucible. Further creatives include designer Vicki Mortimer, choreographer Bill Deamer, lighting designer Paule Constable and sound designer Paul Groothius.

Janie Dee, Peter Forbes and Tracie Bennett reprise their roles as Phyllis, Buddy and Carlotta. They are joined by Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding as Ben and Sally, and are accompanied by a cast of 36 other performers and a 21-piece orchestra.

Cooke’s production of Follies received five-stars London’s leading publications, and is a timeless tale of unrequited love, maturing and the glossy nature of show business. Featuring songs such as “Losing My Mind” and “I’m Still Here”, the highly-anticipated revival of Follies plays at the National’s Olivier Theatre from 14 February 2019.

Sorry this show closed 11 May 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
10 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 15 minutes.
Age recommendation:
No under 5s
Audience Notes:
Those who missed the musical in its first run now have the chance to catch it again! Anyone who loves a good nostalgia-fest, Sondheim fans and those who just love excellent musical theatre will want to beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket to this essential show.

Latest Audience Reviews

One of the best musicals I have ever had the pleasure to see. A fantastic company with no weak li... More

Just super! Words cannot describe how good this show is! It is 2hrs and 15 min straight through b... More

Excellent show with an amazing cast including Janie Dee, Joanna Riding, Tracie Bennett and Claire... More

Easily the best show I've seen in London since I've lived here. It's a masterpiece and cannot be... More

So I found something I didn't like. I'd never been to a musical before (that I can remember) and... More

Sensational production of one of my favourite Sondheim shows. New cast are terrific, old ones lik... More

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