National Theatre Live: Follies

National Theatre Live: Follies

A FILM BY: Dominic Cooke
WRITTEN BY: James Goldman (book)
STARRING: Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical is staged for the first time.

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.

***PLEASE NOTE: Follies contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting***

"★★★★★ Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs in this unmissable Sondheim revival." --The Telegraph

"★★★★★ It's jaw-droppingly great." --Independent

"★★★★★ Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Dominic Cooke's ingenious revival of a musical that perfectly fuses splendour and poetic sadness" --The Guardian

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 210 mins
Format: DCP