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Follies - 2019 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More


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

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.

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind.


Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

National Theatre (Olivier)

(London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank


by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019
Following the final performance of Follies in the Olivier on 11 May, the National Theatre announces the CD release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical Follies - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, 17 May.
by Rona Kelly - May 11, 2019
Today is the last day of Follies at the National Theatre, which means we have time for just one more Song Insight before they part, as Nigel Lilley talks 'One More Kiss'.
by Rona Kelly - May 4, 2019
Lord, lord, lord, how is there only one week left of Follies at the National?! This week, we're looking at a show stopping dance routine from the show with choreographer Bill Deamer and MC Nigel Lilley: 'Who's That Woman?'
by Rona Kelly - April 17, 2019
Taking us through the gamuts A to Z of 'I'm Still Here', Tracie Bennett and Nigel Lilley breakdown the demands, delivery and tiny details of the number.
by Rona Kelly - April 6, 2019
Hello folks, we're into the Follies! To kick off the new Follies Song Insights, we're looking at the song that kicks off the Follies-style numbers which close the show: 'Buddy's Blues', with Buddy himself Peter Forbes and music director Nigel Lilley.
by Rona Kelly - April 3, 2019
Nigel Lilley serves as Music Director, part of a team who have worked alongside Stephen Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick on this production. Taking us back to his early experiences of Sondheim, Nigel also shares what it means to work with him and Jonathan today.
by Julie Musbach - March 26, 2019
On Friday 29 March, 6.10pm - 6.50pm, at the Olivier Theatre, the National Theatre will host Stephen Sondheim in conversation to accompany the currently running production of Follies.
by Marianka Swain - March 11, 2019
The meticulous care of the National Theatre's production is continued in the soundtrack recording, demonstrating the collaborative brilliance of orchestrations from Jonathan Tunick and Josh Clayton, music supervision from Nicholas Skilbeck, and musical direction from Nigel Lilley - the latter conducting an exceptionally disciplined and articulate 21-piece orchestra.
by Review Roundups - February 25, 2019
After a sold-out run, Follies returns to the NT in 2019. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by Stephi Wild - February 19, 2019
After a sold-out run, Follies returns to the NT in 2019. Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical includes such classic songs as 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here' and 'Losing My Mind'. Featuring a cast of 40 and an orchestra of 21, Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Peter Forbes return to reprise their roles, with Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding joining the cast as Ben and Sally.
by David Clarke - January 19, 2019
Once one of the costliest flops in Broadway history, FOLLIES is now highly regarded as a true classic in musical theater canon. The well-reviewed National Theatre revival, which ran through January 3, 2018, is scheduled to return to the West End this spring, and the sumptuously lush FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) is now available digitally.