NT Live: Follies

NT Live: Follies

NT Live: Follies

About the film

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, captured live from the National Theatre in London, returns to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of 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 production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017.

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.

★★★★★ ‘Jaw-droppingly great’ Independent
★★★★★ ‘A perfect production’ Metro
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner’ Guardian

Release Date: Jun 5, 2021
Rating: E
Runtime: 157 mins

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