Theatre has a long memory. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical has been through myriad incarnations, donning and shedding numbers, an interval, an ill-conceived upbeat ending, and yet the original vision has lingered. The show now comes to extraordinary life in a blockbuster National Theatre revival that proves Follies isn’t just still here – it’s thrilling, heartrending and utterly vital.
- @mrdavidjays Seconded! And you're absolutely right re: John Barton - an indelible legacy 3 hours ago
- @mrdavidjays YES. And the London cast articulates it so beautifully 4 hours ago
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