National Theatre Live: Encore
Follies (Encore Screening)
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical has been staged at the National Theatre and now you can relive the magic on our big screen!
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.
★★★★★ “Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs” – The Telegraph
★★★★★ “Tremendous. This bittersweet musical is still a sensation” – The Observer
★★★★★ “Spectacular” – Financial Times
★★★★★ “Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner” – The Guardian
★★★★★ “Stunning. An extraordinary cast” – Time Out
★★★★★ “Triumphant. Produces tears, cackles and goosebumps, sometimes all together” – The Sunday Times
★★★★★ “A perfect production” – Metro
DATES: Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pm
Please note: All seating for cinema screenings is unallocated.
Duration: 150mins approx. (no interval)
Book by James Goldman
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, Peter Forbes