Created and performed by the company of the National Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning production of Follies, On Reflection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible team of musical theatre performers. Join the cast, including Janie Dee, Alex Hanson and Jo Riding for behind-the-scenes tales set to songs from Follies, in an unforgettable evening of dance and song.
On Reflection follows in the footsteps of a hugely successful National Theatre run of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s iconic Follies in 2017 and 2019. It’s a not to be missed, must see theatrical event.
Underbelly directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood said, “We could not be more delighted to welcome the cast of Follies to Underbelly Festival Southbank, only a stone’s throw from the National Theatre. The Spiegeltent offers a unique, intimate performance environment – and what better setting for this amazing group of artists to pull back the curtain on their journey through Follies.”
Janie Dee said, “The experience of Follies has been epic. To celebrate and reflect on this incredible piece and the success of our production, we have put together a piece where we speak and sing individually about our lives and careers, and how Follies echoed and resonated. Sometimes hilarious and sometimes moving but always personal. We hope that you will come and join us to listen to the stories of dancers…singers…actors… who find themselves looking back after the show closes. Maybe elongating the moment before having to let go.”
This year’s Underbelly Festival Southbank marks the 11th year of bringing the finest in musical theatre, circus, cabaret, comedy and music to the heart of London, alongside international street food and vibrant outdoor bars.