National Theatre Live in HD Encores: Follies
Wed, Sep 29 7pm
★★★★★★ "Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs!" Daily Telegraph
★★★★★★ "Tremendous. This bittersweet musical is still a sensation." Observer
★★★★★★ "Spectacular. Outstanding!" Financial Times
Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical, captured live from the National Theatre in London, returns to Rialto 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 production which won two Olivier Awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design (by Vicki Mortimer). Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Sondheim's oustanding production is 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.