REVIEW: Follies (National Theatre) ★★★★★

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s masterpiece Follies opened on Broadway in 1971. Directed by Broadway legends Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, the production was a financial failure. In fact, the musical didn’t see wide-spread success until its original London run in 1987, sixteen years after it’s Broadway debut. Since then, the show has been performed […]

Is an ‘Interval’ really necessary at the theatre?

This week, the highly anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim‘s musical Follies started previews at the National Theatre starring Janie Dee, Tracie Bennett and Imelda Staunton. With a running time of two hours and ten minutes, I was surprised to see that there is no interval (although this could possibly change before the official opening night) […]

Further cast announced for FOLLIES at the THE NATIONAL THEATRE

1971, New York. 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 […]

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