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 forThose 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