NT Live – Follies
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, captured live from the National Theatre in London, returns to the silver screen at Middleton Arena.
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’.
★★★★★ ‘Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Tremendous. This bittersweet musical is still a sensation.’ Observer
★★★★★ ‘Spectacular. Outstanding.’ Financial Times
★★★★★ ‘This production will be broadcast to cinemas on 16 November. I think you should go’ Independent
•Running Time: 163 minutes with no interval
•BBFC Certificate: 12A
Please note, This is not a live satellite broadcast. The performance was filmed in front of a live audience.