NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - FOLLIES

NR  |  3 hours 30 minutes • Archived

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Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

 

Please note FOLLIES contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting approximately 1:50 into the performance.

Directed By

Dominic Cooke

Written By

James Goldman, Stephen Sondheim

Cast

Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee

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