Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to the Electric Palace.
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.
Please note Follies will contain some strobe lighting.
Read the 5 star Guardian review here: Sondheim’s showbiz stunner returns in breathtaking style
Read the 5 star Observer review here: A stupendous Sondheim revival
Read the Stage review here: Not just triumphant, but transcendent
“Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs in this unmissable Sondheim revival”