Why See Follies?
After winning the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and a sell-out run, this wonderful revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies returns in February 2019! With Dominic Cook returning to direct, stars of the show Janie Dee and Peter Forbes are also set to return to reprise their roles.
What is follies about?
A celebration of the glamor and glitz in the showgirl era, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's definitive Follies is the tale of the last surviving ex-members of the famed Weismann Follies, who come together one last time for a reunion that both delving into their past, and examining their uneasy lives.
Featuring what many consider to be the best songs in Sondheim's canon including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby," the story takes us back to 1971, where theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion get-together of his ex-Follies showgirls at his dilapidated old theater. Amid the reminiscing, all is not well between the faded stars; the main focus of the musical is on two middle-aged couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone as their tumultuous respective marriages and infidelities force them all to confront some unpleasant truths about their lives, paving the way to an uncertain future.
Performance date: 14 February 2019
Cast and Creative
Alyn Hawke, Harry Hepple, Dawn Hope, Liz Izen, Jasmine Kerr, Alison Langer, Felicity Lott, Sarah Marie Maxwell, Ian McIntosh, Ian McLarnon, Claire Moore, Tom Partridge, Gary Raymond, Lisa Ritchie, Myra Sands, Gemma Sutton, Monica Swayne, Christine Tucker and Liam Wrate.
Directed by Dominic Cook
Designed by Vicki Mortimer
Choreography by Bill Deamer
2018 What's On Stage Award Nominations
Best Actress in a Musical
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Best Musical Revival
Best Set Design
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