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NT Live: Follies

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  • Released on 16/11/17
  • Cast members Tracie Bennet, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton
  • Running time 150 minutes
  • Directed by Dominic Cooke
  • Language English

ODEON says...
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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5 Stars
“ Jaw-droppingly great ”

5 Stars
“ Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs ”

5 Stars
“ Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner ”

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