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  • NT Live: Follies 12A

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Release date:

16 November 2017

Running time:

150 minutes

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. Customer notice: Follies contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting approximately 1hr 50mins into the performance during Buddy’s folly.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton
Dominic Cooke
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