NT Live : Follies starring Imelda Staunton at Ely Cinema - tickets available on the door from 6.30pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production

Strobe lighting: Please be aware that Follies contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting approximately 1:50 into the performance during Buddy’s folly.

 

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.

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