Follies


New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. 30 years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Follies at National Theatre

Photoography: Marcus Palmqvis


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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


Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it's 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.


Synopsis


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.


Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 February 2019

Press night:Friday 22 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 11 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 14 - 18 February

£49 - £15


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£68, £59, £45, £32, £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£72, £64, £49, £34, £18


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 22 March, 7.30pm

Sat 23 March, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Mon 18 March, 7.30pm

Tue 26 March, 2pm


Cast


Julie Armstrong

Lindsay Atherton

Heidi Schiller (from mid April)

Josephine Barstow

Rosanna Bates

Jeremy Batt

Tracie Bennett

Billy Boyle

Kaye Brown

Janie Dee

Anouska Eaton

Liz Ewing

Vanessa Fisher

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Caroline Fitzgerald

Peter Forbes

Bruce Graham

Adrian Grove

Alexander Hanson

Alyn Hawke

Harry Hepple

Aimee Hodnett

Dawn Hope

Liz Izen

Jasmine Kerr

Alison Langer

Heidi Schiller (until mid April)

Felicity Lott

Sarah-Marie Maxwell

Ian McIntosh

Ian McLarnon

Claire Moore

Tom Partridge

Gary Raymond

Michael Remick

Rohan Richards

Joanna Riding

Lisa Ritchie

Myra Sands

Gemma Sutton

Monica Swayne

Christine Tucker

Liam Wrate


Creatives


Author: James Goldman
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Dominic Cooke
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Musical direction: Nigel Lilley; Nicholas Skilbeck (musical supervisor)
Choreography: Bill Deamer
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Paul Groothuis

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