The National Theatre has issued more details on the cast for their upcoming production of Follies, which will play at the Olivier from 22 August until 4 November this year. The dates of four special talks have also been announced. Among the cast is SSSSPOTY winner Alex Young, who will play the young Sally, and Tracie Bennett, who sang “Broadway Baby” at the Society’s gala in honour of Sondheim’s 85th birthday (which was directed by Bill Deamer, who will be choreographing Follies).
The cast so far, in alphabetical order, is:
Sarah Marie Maxwell
Director: Dominic Cooke
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Choreographer: Bill Deamer
Music Supervisor: Nicholas Skilbeck
Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick
Music Director: Nigel Lilley
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis
Janie Dee and Philip Quast Thu 14 Sep, 3pm
The future of musical theatre Fri 15 Sep, 6pm
Dominic Cooke Wed 18 Oct, 6pm, Olivier
The works of Stephen Sondheim Fri 3 Nov, 10.30am
Joining the cast of 37 will be a 21-piece orchestra conducted by former SSSSPOTY judge Nigel Lilley. The Society is organising at least two visits to the show at both ends of the run – watch out for details in our email newsletter and the upcoming edition of Sondheim The Magazine.