Further casting announced for Follies at the National Theatre
Further cast announced for Follies.
The National Theatre have today announced further casting for their upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical Follies which will run at the Olivier Theatre in August 2017.
Joining the previously announced Imelda Staunton (Sally Durant Plummer), Janie Dee (Phyllis Stone) and Philip Quast (Benjamin Stone) will be Dame Josephine Barstow, Tracie Bennett, and Peter Forbes.
The production is directed by Dominic Cooke and will feature design by Vicki Mortimer, choreography by Bill Deamer, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Paul Groothuis.
Follies premiered on Broadway in 1971 and was last seen in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1987. Set on the crumbling stage of a Broadway theatre the musical brings together past performers from the Weismann's Follies as they reunite for one final time before the venue's destruction. The show primarily focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone and their own memories, challenges and roads they didn't take.
Having been revived numerous times on Broadway and in concert productions in the UK the score for the musical features the standards "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".
Ticketing information and dates for the upcoming National Theatre revival are yet to be announced.