Olivier Theatre, National, London

Full cast announced for Follies at the National Theatre

Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee lead a major revival of Stephen Sondheim's legendary work at the National Theatre.


Full casting has now been announced for the hotly-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies at the National Theatre. Directed by Dominic Cooke, the rarely performed musical masterpiece begins performances on 22nd August currently booking through 4th November 2017, with an official opening night of 6th September.

Zizi Strallen joins the cast as young Phyllis with Leisha Mollyneaux as young Stella. Emily Langham joins them as young Carlotta.

Olivier Award winners Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Tracie Bennett lead the cast with Peter Forbes, Di Botcher, Dawn Hope, Dame Josephine Barstow and Liz Izen. They are joined by Julie Armstrong, Norma Attalah, Jeremy Batt, Billy Boyle, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Fred Haig, Aimee Hodnett, Alison Langer, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McLarnon, Gemma Page, Kate Parr, Edwin Ray, Gary Rymond, Adam Rhys-Charles, Jordan Shaw, Barnaby Thompson, Christine Tucker, Michael Vinsen and Alex Young.

"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. Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind."

The production will have design by Vicki Mortimer, choreography by Bill Deamer, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, musical director Nigel Lilley, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Paul Groothuis.

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work at the NT includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

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