Follies at National Theatre - Olivier tickets
Follies at National Theatre - Olivier tickets

Follies tickets from £57.75

Tickets from £57.75


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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: No under 5s

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 14 Feb 2019
Booking from: 06 May 2019
Booking until: 11 May 2019

Next available performances

Monday 06 May 2019--7:30pm
Tuesday 07 May 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 08 May 20192:00pm7:30pm
Thursday 09 May 2019--7:30pm
Friday 10 May 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 11 May 20192:00pm7:30pm

Location and map

National Theatre - Olivier
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX

57 Reviews Add review

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

markh25 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

And absolute corker of a production with a stellar cast (both new and old), lovely orchestration and, of course, the incredible music,... More

alexandert1 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

stephensmith3 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

bryonyjameson 5"7, 85 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Sensational production of one of my favourite Sondheim shows. New cast are terrific, old ones likewise, amazing orchestra and brilliant... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 88 reviews, 7 helpful votes

saracasalengua 160cm, 39 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful show, with magical and innovative staging. The whole cast were outstanding.

meggieg 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Show was fantastic and the actors were all fabulous. With another standout performance from the wonderful Tracie Bennett. Set was incredible... More

katieh2 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

gmr 180, 140 reviews, 2 helpful votes