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Follies


Venue

Raffertys Theatre

Dates

17 February - 19 February 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

National Theatre Live
FOLLIES
Book by James Goldman
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged and captured live for the first time at the National Theatre, London and screened at Riverside.

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, joined by Australian stage and screen legend Philip Quast, winner of the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical more than any other performer in history. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Follies is 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.

★★★★★
‘Jaw-droppingly great.’  – Independent

★★★★★
‘Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner.’  – Guardian

★★★★★
‘Spectacular. Outstanding.’ – Financial Times

★★★★★
‘Stunning. An extraordinary cast.’ – Time Out

 

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:

GENERAL PUBLIC SCREENINGS
Saturday 17 February 2018 at 1pm
Sunday 18 February 2018 at 1pm
Monday 19 February 2018 at 10.30am  (Includes tea and biscuits served from 10am)

SCHOOLS SCREENINGS – CINEMA ON DEMAND
This film is available for schools to select as part of our Cinema on Demand program from 17 February to 15 November 2018. For more info please click here.

Photos by Johan Persson

SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

STEP 1: Choose your film.
STEP 2: 
Nominate date options for your screening. Note: Dates must be within the available date range for the specific film you choose.
STEP 3: 
Download, fill out and send back the Cinema on Demand Schools Booking Form.
STEP 4:
A Riverside Theatres customer service representative will be in touch to confirm your screening.

Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment

ACCESS

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

★★★★★
‘Jaw-droppingly great.’  – Independent

★★★★★
‘Imelda Staunton is unforgettable in Sondheim’s showbiz stunner.’  – Guardian

★★★★★
‘Spectacular. Outstanding.’ – Financial Times

★★★★★
‘Stunning. An extraordinary cast.’ – Time Out

★★★★★
‘A perfect production.’ – Metro

★★★★★
‘Triumphant. Produces tears, cackles and goosebumps, sometimes all together.’ – Sunday Times

★★★★★
‘Tremendous. This bittersweet musical is still a sensation.’ – Observer

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Duration

Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes (No interval)

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

Local Dining


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