About Follies

Ghosts of past selves walk the boards in Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, returning to the National Theatre by popular demand. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, the show includes the classic songs ‘Broadway Baby’, ‘I’m Still Here’ and ‘Losing My Mind’. Follies tells the story of the singers and dancers who made up Weismann’s Follies as they gather for one final party before their beloved Broadway theatre meets the bulldozer.

This is a unique opportunity for those of you who missed it the first time around to experience the pure brilliance of Sondheim’s Follies


The cast includes Julie Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Josephine Barstow, Rosanna Bates, Jeremy Batt, Tracie Bennett, Billy Boyle, Kaye Brown, Janie Dee, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Vanessa Fisher, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Forbes, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Alexander Hanson, Alyn Hawke, Harry Hepple, Aimee Hodnett, Dawn Hope, Liz Izen, Jasmine Kerr, Alison Langer, Felicity Lott, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McIntosh, Ian McLarnon, Claire Moore, Tom Partridge, Gary Raymond, Michael Remick, Rohan Richards, Joanna Riding, Lisa Ritchie, Myra Sands, Gemma Sutton, Monica Swayne, Christine Tucker and Liam Wrate.

What's the story?

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to share a few drinks, a few songs and a few lies about themselves. They’re old now, and as they recreate some of their old routines, the rose tint of their reminiscences darkens… And tomorrow the iconic building in which they share their memories of a time long gone will also crumble away to dust.


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Follies Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

This production runs without an interval.

Follies Soundtrack Playlist

Olivier Theatre, National

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Where is Follies?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible