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Follies

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Opens February 14, 2019

Early on in this tribute to the old-fashioned Broadway revue, a character exclaims: "It's the cat's pyjamas." And so it is.

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Why See Follies?

Musicals2018 Olivier Winners2018 Olivier Nominees

Follies Returns!

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.

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Dates

Performance date: 14 February 2019

Cast and Creative

Cast

Joanna Riding
Alexander Hanson
Janie Dee
Peter Forbes
Julie Armstrong
Josephine Barstow
Rosanna Bates
Jeremy Batt
Tracie Bennett
Billy Boyle
Kaye Brown
Anouska Eaton
Liz Ewing
Caroline Fitzgerald
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Bruce Graham
Adrian Grove

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.

Creative

Directed by Dominic Cook
Designed by Vicki Mortimer
Choreography by Bill Deamer

Awards

2018 What's On Stage Award Nominations
Best Actress in a Musical
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Best Musical Revival
Best Direction
Best Set Design
Best Lighting

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