The cast recording of the National Theatre’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES was unexpectedly released on iTunes and Spotify today.
The brand new recording features the cast of Dominic Cooke’s 2017 revival at the NT’s Olivier Theatre. Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Peter Forbes played the principal roles in this production.
The new revival of FOLLIES opened to massive acclaim at the National Theatre in 2018, going on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018.
FOLLIES is set to return to the Olivier Theatre in February 2019. The cast for the new run features Janie Dee and Peter Forbes returning to reprise their roles with Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding joining as the new leads. The cast also features Julie Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Josephine Barstow, Rosanna Bates, Jeremy Batt, Tracie Bennett, Billy Boyle, Kaye Brown, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Caroline Fitzgerald, Vanessa Fisher, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Bruce Graham and Adrian Grove.
Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s FOLLIES concerns a reunion in a derelict Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the ”Weismann’s Follies’. Focusing on two couples, old ghosts come back to haunt the characters as we see past and present collide.
FOLLIES features direction by Dominic Cooke with Olivier Award winning designs by Vicki Mortimer, choreography by Bill Deamer, music supervision by Nicholas Skillbeck, orchestrations by Jonathon Tunick with Josh Clayton, music direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre from 12th February with tickets currently on sale to 6th April. Tickets for performances to 11th May go on sale from 15th February.