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. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre.
What are National Theatre Live Screenings?
National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to screens worldwide.
Using state-of-the-art film techniques tailored to each play, each performance is presented in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flare of emotion to sweeping shots of the stage. Each recording is filmed in front of a live audience at the National Theatre in London. The position of the cameras in the theatre is matched to the play to ensure that the audience in front of the screen always has the best seat in the house.
This means that we get film recordings of world-class plays sent to Liechtenstein, which are then shown on the big screen at our venue. A perfect synergy of theatre and cinema. This is theatre for everyone.
Age recommendation: 12+