Nt Live: FOLLIES

Nt Live: FOLLIES

Rating: EX15+
Duration: 210 mins
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton
Genre: Musical

 

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.

★★★★★ ‘Jaw-droppingly great’ Independent

★★★★★ ‘A perfect production’ Metro

★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner’ Guardian

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