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NT LIVE: FOLLIES (12A)
Thu, 16th November, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£7 – £11
Please note Follies will contain some strobe lighting: Follies contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting approximately 1:50 into the performance during Buddy’s folly.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
★★★★★”A stupendous Sondheim revival …Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Dominic Cooke’s ingenious revival of a musical that perfectly fuses splendour and poetic sadness…”The Guardian
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.
★★★★★“In the National’s triumphant Sondheim revival, the ageing showgirls roar with vitality” The Times
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 there is No Interval -145 minutes