Join the cast of Follies as they discuss appearing in the sold-out National Theatre production, directed by Dominic Cooke. Peter Forbes and Imelda Staunton will be in conversation with director Paulette Randall, and Josephine Barstow and Tracie Bennett with singer-songwriter and actor Will Young.
There is now limited ticket availability for Follies with tickets available to buy through Friday Rush purchasable online every Friday from 1pm for the following week’s performances. Day tickets are also available in person from the NT box office. The production will be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide as part of NT Live on Thursday 16 November.
Peter Forbes and Imelda Staunton, Mon 11 Dec, 3pm
The actors reflect on the challenges and rewards of playing Buddy and Sally in Follies, chaired by Paulette Randall.
Peter Forbes’ theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (West End), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland), and for NT, Never So Good, The James Plays, Our Country’s Good, Afterlife and The Observer. Multi award-winning actor Imelda Staunton was seen on screen as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, and has a long performance history at the National Theatre including The Beggar’s Opera, Guys and Dolls, and A Chorus of Disapproval.
Josephine Barstow and Tracie Bennett, Mon 18 Dec, 3pm
Will Young chairs a discussion with Tracie Bennett and Josephine Barstow about appearing in Follies.
Josephine Barstow has performed in opera houses across the world alongside artists such as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, and under the baton of Georg Solti and Herbert von Karajan. Tracie Bennett originated the roles of Laura Henderson in Mrs Henderson Presents, Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow and has won Olivier awards for her performances in She Loves Me and Hairspray.
Tickets to both events are £7 (£5 concessions).
Other upcoming talks and events relating to Follies include:
In Depth: The Works of Stephen Sondheim Fri 3 and 24 November, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Staging Sondheim’s Follies Tues 28 Nov, 10.30am – 3.30pm
History of the Ziegfeld Follies Fri 24 Nov, 6pm
For more information visit the NT website.
REVIEW: Follies (National Theatre) ★★★★★