FOLLIES by Goldman ;

Directed by Dominic Cooke ;
Designed by Vicki Mortimer ;
at the National Theatre, London, UK ;
21 August 2017 ;
Credit : Johan Persson

National Theatre Live: Follies

Saturday, September 1 - Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre!

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 MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Part of our Summer season of National Theatre Live.

  • Country UK
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 156 minutes
  • Director Dominic Cooke (stage director), Tim Van Someren (screen director)
  • Writer James Goldman (book)
  • Cast Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton