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18 Jan
2019

There will be many a musical theatre fan secretly listening to the National Theatre cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies at work today. Plus, it’s not long before the production returns to the venue on 12 February 2019. Here they come, those beautiful girls…

24 Jun
2018

In February 2019 the popular actors will join the cast as Ben and Sally in the award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies opposite Janie Dee and Peter Forbes who reprise their roles as Phyllis and Buddy.

25 Apr
2018

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown arrives at the National Theatre prior to a Broadway run in 2019, followed by the Olivier Award-winning revival of Sondheim & Goldman’s Follies.

09 Apr
2018

We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.

HAMILTON was the night's biggest winner at this year's Olivier Awards, taking home seven prizes in total including Best New Musical. But in the performance categories, it split down the middle between men from Hamilton and women from Bob Dylan hit GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. The National Theatre's revival of FOLLIES also took two awards, including Best Musical Revival.

As the big night looms, there is plenty to enjoy in the final episode of the Olivier Awards’ Facebook series, with appearances from Janie Dee, Elaine Paige and, of course, Perry!

London theatre’s biggest night of the year is this Sunday – West End casts are rehearsing, the set is being built at the Royal Albert Hall and fans are working on their best selfie faces for the Red Carpet…

Could HAMILTON win as many Oliviers as it has Tony Awards? To add to its 11 Tony wins, Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster dominates the Olivier Awards shortlists, announced today, with a record-breaking 13 nominations. Who else has got a shot in the musical categories? Full list of musical contenders and the live announcements, by Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke, here...

13 Feb
2018

Continuing our series on affordable theatre, guest blogger Nicole Ackman runs through the best places in London for younger theatregoers to get the most out of their Student ID. Do YOU know which blockbuster West End musical you can see for just £5?!

31 Jan
2018

It was clear to see that musical theatre dominated the 2017 Critics Circle Awards. The ceremony was live-streamed and all of the speeches are still online. We've rounded up all of the winners related to Musical Theatre so you can see what it was like to be there in the room where it happened...

Musicals dominated the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in a ceremony held today at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre (and organised by none other than Faves founder Terri Paddock). Full list of musical winners here. And have you seen our live-tweeting from the event itself?

17 Nov
2017

The National's revival of Sondheim's FOLLIES gets three big nods in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlists, announced today. And seven shows, including two from the Menier Chocolate Factory, are named for audience voting for Best Musical...

Very rarely does a show come along that receives unanimous praise and adulation, after all, appealing to the wide ranging tastes of both audience and critics is a tough ask. The National Theatre's production of FOLLIES however, is one of those shows! It's been ages since we've seen such glowing reviews pouring in from far and wide and it's great to see the Sondheim classic 1971 musical still feels as fresh as ever! You can't be a true musical theatre lover without a bit of Sondheim, and we reckon FOLLIES is the perfect way to clock in a few hours of one of the greatest American composers...We've rounded up the best reviews and features so you can get your FOLLIES fix all in one place!

01 Sep
2017

The National Theatre's highly anticipated production of FOLLIES is in its previews and already the response from audiences is tremendous! We're so excited for it to officially open that we thought we'd share this behind-the-scenes video of the stars during their photo shoot. We thought it might calm us down a bit as we await 5 September, but if we're honest it's just made us even more impatient...

15 Aug
2017

We reckon it's going to be one of the biggest shows of the season, but the National Theatre's run of FOLLIES has just become even more exciting! On Tuesday 22 August, the man himself, Stephen Sondheim will chat to Jeremy Sams about the legendary musical, chocked full of StageFaves from Imelda Staunton to Janie Dee. It's in the Dorfman so tickets are extremely limited, but you can enter a ballot to win the chance to get them...sign us up right now!

28 Jul
2017

On Thursday 27 June, London’s West End showed an overwhelming display of support to the Mayor’s "London is Open" campaign. Over 30 theatres and shows collectively shared photos and videos on Twitter, encouraging visitors to come and experience the magic of London theatres. The Mayor of London then shared a bunch of them on his own Twitter! We've collected our favourite videos and photos so you can see all your #StageFaves messages in one place...

17 Jun
2017

It's not very often a major UK theatre asks for our help, but The National Theatre has done just that! Their production of FOLLIES, which will run from this June until next January is one of their most ambitious to date, with a cast of 37 and 21 live musicians creating a spectacular show in the world famous Olivier Theatre. With that in mind, and a big budget needed to make it happen, the National Theatre have asked for our help...

09 Jun
2017

Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES makes its National Theatre debut in September, care of director Dominic Cooke. Who'll be joining Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee and other previously announced principals in the 37-strong cast...

12 May
2017

It's their time. The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Awards is a great annual event highlighting some of the best talent coming up through UK drama schools - and they're all singing Sondheim plus new music too. This year's gala will also be overseen by West End legends including Clive Rowe, Janie Dee, Julia McKenzie and Stiles & Drewe...

06 Apr
2017

The National Theatre is assembling a cast of 37 (accompanied by an orchestra of 21) for Dominic Cooke's major revival of Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES. In addition to Philip Quast, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Tracie Bennett, many more #StageFaves have now been confirmed...