NTL: Follies
155 Minutes • NR • No Passes
Showings
Lark TheaterThu, Nov 16 7:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSat, Nov 25 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterThu, Nov 30 7:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSat, Dec 2 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterThu, Dec 28 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Lark TheaterSat, Dec 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre Live
Release Year:2017
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dominic Cooke
Cast:Imelda Staunton
Tracie Bennett
Janie Dee
Music By:Stephen Sondheim
Social Media
Website:https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/follies
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ntlive/
Description

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 girls 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.


Guest Speaker:

Bonnie Weiss, M.A. , Theatre Educator and Writer
Guest Speaker for December 2nd show

A seasoned theatre educator, college instructor and writer, Bonnie has taught “The Genius of Sondheim” at S.F. State, U.C. Berkeley and Santa Clara University. She has also produced six sold-out birthday cabaret tributes to Sondheim and has interviewed him in his home. Bonnie has written feature stories for The Sondheim Review, Theaterweek and Stage Directions Magazine. She has also produced and hosted her own radio show, Front Row Center, been a theatre and film critic on KQED, KALW & KEST radio, and erved as West Coast theatre reviewer for TheaterWeek & Boz magazines. Her popular presentations on the great composers and legendary performers of Broadway have been offered through numerous schools and programs throughout California.