Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre, London and captured live for 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
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner.’ – Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Spectacular. Outstanding.’ – Financial Times
★★★★★ ‘Stunning. An extraordinary cast.’ – Time Out
★★★★★ ‘A perfect production.’ – Metro
★★★★★ ‘Triumphant. Produces tears, cackles and goosebumps, sometimes all together.’ – Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘Tremendous. This bittersweet musical is still a sensation.’ – Observer
Please note: This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live at London’s National Theatre.
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – Follies
3.30pm – Event concludes (No interval)