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CD Review: Follies, National Theatre cast recording

The National Theatre’s Follies (currently enjoying a well-deserved encore run) is something of a musical theatre miracle. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 show has endured almost as much existential angst as its characters, endlessly chopped and changed, but Dominic Cooke’s production – appropriately enough – … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

This is a golden age of London Sondheim revivals, with Marianne Elliott’s thrilling Company still playing in the West End, and Dominic Cooke’s Follies getting a hugely welcome second run at the National – both testament to a director’s transformative vision. A few key cast changes add extra … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical finally gets the outing it deserves in Dominic Cooke’s blockbuster revival – with a 37-strong cast and full orchestra. Follies isn’t just “still here”, it’s thrilling, heartrending, spectacular. Read my full Ham & High review … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

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 … Continue reading

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Here We Go, National Theatre

It’s life and death in Caryl Churchill’s new play, a 45-minute Beckettian triptych on mortality. At 77, she can still be relied upon to challenge in both content and form, with her latest effort guaranteed to polarise. Read my full Ham … Continue reading

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