Follies - West End

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and thirty minutes, with one intermission

National Theatre (Olivier)

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(Waterloo) South Bank
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