THE FOLLIES COMPANY
- A SIGN OF THE TIMES - A Comedy of Life
- THE ADVENTURES OF NAMAKILI
- THE NEW BLACK
"ARTISTRY CONNECTING AUDIENCES" The Follies Company produces mainstream and inventive NEW theatre productions of the highest artistic quality for presentation throughout Australia and overseas.
THE FOLLIES COMPANY has been producing high quality, popular live theatre since 1998 beginning with the musical FOLLIES at the Sydney Opera House with the SSO. Since then, the company and its director, Stephen Helper, have been a part of numerous original productions across Australia’s capital city Arts Centres. Sydney’s Theatre Royal and in New York City including the Broadway musical SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE.
The company has begun touring productions in the last few years which has also corresponded with a new (though not exclusive) focus on creating and championing culturally diverse work for the mainstream. Its first tours have been CAFE REBETIKA! with Kultour and SYNCOPATION with Critical Stages. SYNCOPATION premieres Off-Broadway in May 2015.
Its current successes are the new works A SIGN OF THE TIMES and the indigenous production THE ADVENTURES OF NAMAKILI (developed in the NT). Upcoming productions include BLACK ELECTRIC with the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts at QPAC. Its exciting new country/soul musical THE NEW BLACK is in the final stages of development.