National Theatre Encore Screening: Follies
Thu 11 January | Festival Theatre
Matinee 2.30pm | Evening 7pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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
★★★★★ "Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs" Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "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
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