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

Follies tickets from £69.50

Tickets from £69.50


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 and Peter Forbes reprise their role, accompanied by a cast of 36 other performers and a 21-piece orchestra. With previous casting including Imelda Staunton, Zizi Strallen, Tracie Bennett, Philip Quast and Alex Young, new casting promises to be just as star-studded.

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 5's

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 14 Feb 2019
Booking from: 26 Feb 2019
Booking until: 26 Mar 2019

Next available performances

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Feb 20192:00pm7:30pm
Thursday 28 Feb 2019--7:30pm
Friday 01 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 02 Mar 20192:00pm7:30pm
Friday 08 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 09 Mar 20192:00pm--

Location and map

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

6 Reviews Add review

Reliving glory days of a bygone era. Class and style in abundance. Magical. Amazing cast and fabulous orchestra.

rachelgreene 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I thought the performance was very interesting and the cast were incredible but I was very confused during most of the performance... More

sarahward 5 foot, 243 reviews, 1 helpful vote

martyngrogan 5'10", 93 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Follies is a wonderful show and this is an excellent production with all round top performances. In terms of Sondheim's work, I'd ... More

simonpackham 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

mairecollins 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Doesn’t quite live up to the first run in 2017/18.

jacksr 6'1, 23 reviews, 1 helpful vote