National Theatre Live: Follies

Screening Dates:
Thu 2 September 7:00pm
Thu 9 September 6:15pm

Director: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed in front of a live audience on stage at the National Theatre in 2017.

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.

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” The Guardian