Event Type: Drama on Screen
Follies

DATE:
Thu 16 November

TIME:
7PM

PRICE:
£14, £10 for schoolchildren

DESCRIPTION:

Imelda Staunton stars in the Sondheim classic.

New York, 1971 and there’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final show, the girls that performed as the Weismann Follies gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Imelda Staunton plays Sally, reluctantly married to Buddy, Janie Dee plays Phyllis stuck in a miserable marriage to Ben. Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago. Tracie Bennett plays Carlotta, a film star who has benefited from everything life has had to offer.  These three lead a cast of 37 in this dazzling new production directed by Dominic Cooke.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical features many songs that have gone on to become musical classics including Losing My Mind, I’m Still Here and Could I Leave You? The original 1971 production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won seven.

“Full of complex ironies and Proustian memory, Follies is as much about the death of the American dream as any Arthur Miller play”. Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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