Follies assessment: Musical on ageing showgirls return to stage 'lacks emotional arc'

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THERE are not any second acts in American lives, based on F Scott Fitzgerald. James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim search to show him improper, at the very least for one evening, in Follies, when a gaggle of ageing showgirls return to the theatre the place they final carried out 30 years earlier to confront each their previous buddies and youthful selves.