Plays Directory : Follies

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Stephen Sondheim, James Goldman
  • Written
    1971
  • Setting
    New York, USA
  • Overview
    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies," a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone, who are attending the reunion. Sally and Phyllis were showgirls in the Follies. Both couples are deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road; Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago; and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. Several of the former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by the ghosts of their former selves.

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4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Sarah Devi Giubilini
Sarah Devi Giubilini
Costume Maker
2019, Ladies workroom assistant
National theatre
Robert Perkins
Robert Perkins
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Olivier Theatre
Jennifer Whyte
Jennifer Whyte
Musical Director
2019, Associate musical Director/Pianist
Lauren Godin
Lauren Godin
Lighting Designer
2019, Work Placement with Paule Constable
Florence Poskitt
2018, Young Hattie
John Cooper Studio
Jennifer Browne
Jennifer Browne
Set Designer
2018, Get out crew
The National Theatre
Maddie Cupples
Maddie Cupples
Showcaller
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
Olivier Theatre
Gemma Page
Gemma Page
Actor
2018, Sandra Crane
National Theatre - Olivier
Holly Taylor
Holly Taylor
Costume Assistant
2018, Cover Dresser
Chris Lake
Chris Lake
Props Supervisor
2018, Props Supervisor
Olivier Theatre
Rebecca Crossingham
2018, Dresser
Oscar Easton
Oscar Easton
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, ASM
Olivier
Ingrid Polakovicova
Ingrid Polakovicova
Costume Maker
2017, Tailor
National Theatre
Sarah Devi Giubilini
Sarah Devi Giubilini
Costume Maker
2017, Ladies Workroom assistant
National Theatre
Megan Alexandra Keegan
Megan Alexandra Keegan
Wardrobe Manager
2017, Dresser
National Theatre
Isabella Brain
Isabella Brain
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, DSM
Darren Horsley
Darren Horsley
Sound Engineer
2017, FoH Sound
Burnley Mechanics
Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Deputy Stage Manager
Olivier Theatre
Sophie Alexander
Sophie Alexander
Lighting Technician
2017, Followspot Operator
Olivier Theatre
Barny Nash
Barny Nash
Stage Wingman
2017, Fit up - Stage
National - Olivier Theatre

Alternative Names

Follies In Concert