Imelda Staunton to Star in West End Revival of FOLLIES

Imelda Staunton is set for one busy 2017 on the West End.

Daily Mail columnist, Baz Bamigboye, has announced that the heralded actress will star in a London revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's FOLLIES.

The show is set to open at the National Theatre as part of the Fall 2017 season. In the revival, directed by Dominic Cooke, Staunton will take on the role of Sally in a cast also includes Janie Dee as Phyllis.

This news comes hot on the heels of last week's announcement that Staunton would be going toe to toe with Game of Thrones star, Conleth Hill, in a West End revival of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? this February.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail

When former members of the Weismann Follies reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, The Shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced-both on the stage and throughout their lives. Containing such well-known songs as "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings, "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind," Follies echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.

The show was originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince with orchestrations byJonathan Tunick, and opened on April 4, 1971 starring Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, Gene Nelson, and Alexis Smith. It ran for 522 performances in the Winter Garden Theatre and received seven Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.


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