Encore Season Of National Theatre’s Follies – Casting Update

The National Theatre are bringing their acclaimed sell-out production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies back in 2019.

Stephen Sondheim's Follies at National Theatre
The cast of Follies. Photo: Johan Persson

Follies returns to the National Theatre and is now on sale from February through March 2019 with further performances to be announced. The production which won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival returns following the sell-out of its initial season.

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.

Alexander Hanson, Joanna Riding, Follies National Theatre
Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding join the return cast of Follies at the National Theatre.

For the return season Janie Dee and Peter Forbes  return to reprise their roles with Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding joining the cast as Ben and Sally with further casting to be announced.

Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke, designed by Vicki Mortimer (2018 Olivier – Best Costume Design), choreographed by Bill Deamer, musical supervision Nicholas Skilbeck, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick with Josh Clayton, music direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Paul Groothius.


Read our review of the original season of Follies

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