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BUY TICKETS 7pm Wednesday 3 January
Encore broadcast of MUSICAL from the National Theatre (recorded on 16 November 2017)
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.
There’s nothing like a Stephen Sondheim musical to make you wonder what the hell everybody else is playing at. Revive at considerable expense, with a lot of style, and a frankly extraordinary cast headed by Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee … ‘Follies’ is an elegiac, eloquent work about age and disappointment, about the agonising clash between the fires of youth and the pragmatism of late middle age. It is about illusion and reality, razzle-dazzle and darkness. And it pierces both heart and brain in Dominic Cooke’s towering NT revival. Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins (with no interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.