Stephen Sondheim Will Participate in Follies Talkback at the National Theatre

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A series of talkbacks has been announced to coincide with the London revival of the 1971 Sondheim-James Goldman musical starring Imelda Staunton.
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim

The National Theatre has announced a series of talkbacks to coincide with its upcoming revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies, which begins performances August 22 at the National’s Olivier Theatre.

The production boasts a cast including Imelda Staunton as Sally Durant Plummer, Janie Dee as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Peter Forbes as Buddy Plummer, and Philip Quast as Ben Stone.

Sondheim, who wrote the Tony Award-winning score to the 1971 musical, will take part in the first talkback, which takes place August 22 at 6 PM—the first night of public performances.

Sondheim will be interviewed by director Jeremy Sams, who staged the 1996 London premiere of Passion and music-directed the Donmar Warehouse revival of Assassins that was directed by Sam Mendes.

Tickets for the conversation with Sondheim are being allocated via an online ballot. Click here to enter.

Additional talkbacks for Follies include conversations with cast members Janie Dee and Philip Quast (September 14); director Dominic Cooke (October 16); Josephine Barstow and Tracie Bennett (December 18); and more.

Click here for a complete list of Follies talkbacks and special programming.

Directed by Dominic Cooke, the production features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. The revival will be broadcast in cinemas across the globe November 16.

Take a look at the production in rehearsals below:

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