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National Theatre Encore: Follies

Thursday 16 November, 7pm
£15 / £13
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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 BennettJanie 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 MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Approximate running time: 210 mins (TBC)

Reviews

‘It’s a case of knockout after knockout. The hairs on the back of my neck were begging for mercy for they got barely a moment’s peace, what with the thrilling sound of the orchestra (under Nigel Lilley’s fantastic musical direction) and the tightly drilled choreography of Bill Deamer.’ Independent

‘This production will be broadcast to cinemas on 16 November. I think you should go’ Independent

 ‘A musical that perfectly fuses splendour and poetic sadness’ Guardian

 

Please note Follies will contain some strobe lighting.

 

 

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