Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848426825Publication Date:
24 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
New York, 1971


By Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman

Paperback £9.99£7.99

On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Tue 22 Aug 2017 to Wed 3 Jan 2018

Sondheim's landmark musical about a reunion of showgirls, with a book by James Goldman.

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.

Including such classic songs as ‘Broadway Baby’, ‘I’m Still Here’ and ‘Losing My Mind’, James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was originally staged in New York in 1971, and received its British premiere in 1987.

This edition was published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre, London, in 2017, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Imelda Staunton.

It features an exclusive introduction by David Benedict, former chief London critic for Variety, and Sondheim's authorised biographer.

Press Quotes

'A stunning musical... a pastiche so brilliant as to be breathtaking' 

New York Daily News

'a landmark musical...a work of art'

New York Times

'a grand and lilting pastiche of legendary musical styles... the songs are cunning, melodic motifs laced with provocative lyrics that dutifully define each character with clarity and purpose...merges past and present with resonating counterpoint' 


'uniquely powerful and evanescent' 

Los Angeles Times
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848426825Publication Date:
24 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Sweeney Todd
Pacific Overtures
A Little Night Music
Getting Away With Murder
Into the Woods
Sunday in the Park with George
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Road Show

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