8.4/10
140
5 user 2 critic

National Theatre Live: Follies (2017)

The former Weismann's Follies girls return to their old theatre one last time. At the core of the story are two married couples on the brink of collapse. As the night goes on, egos are unleashed, lies are exposed, and secrets are revealed.

Director:

Tim Van Someren

Writer:

James Goldman (book)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An old couple drag a young couple into their intense arguments and abuse after accidentally being invited to their house .

Stars: Imogen Poots, Imelda Staunton, Luke Treadaway
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A filmed recording of a live performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre revival, which played at the Savoy from April till November 2015.

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Peter Davison
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of Rome.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, Michelle Fairley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The extraordinary Billie Piper plays Her, a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Simon Stone creates a radical new production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece.

Stars: Billie Piper, Brendan Cowell, John Macmillan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Director: Marianne Elliott
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The National Theatre's live theatrical production of Tony Kushner's play 'Angels in America' about New Yorkers grappling with the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s.

Director: Marianne Elliott
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Van Someren
Stars: Joshua McGuire, Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Live theatrical production of Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'.

Director: Benedict Andrews
Stars: Artinis Aliaj, Nya Berg, Max Bloom
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two aging fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, and their worlds crumble.... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Munby
Stars: Ian McKellen, Sinéad Cusack, Danny Webb
She Loves Me (TV Movie 2016)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A story of 2 combative shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who are not aware that they are the recipients of each other's secret love letters. Based on the play, Parfumerie, written by Miklós ... See full summary »

Director: David Horn
Stars: Cameron Adams, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Bartlett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain - exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Wickham
Stars: Luke Treadaway, Niamh Cusack, Paul Ritter
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tracie Bennett Tracie Bennett ... Carlotta Campion
Imelda Staunton ... Sally Durant Plummer
Gary Raymond ... Dimitri Weismann
Di Botcher ... Hattie Walker
Philip Quast ... Benjamin Stone
Zizi Strallen ... Young Phyllis
Janie Dee Janie Dee ... Phyllis Rogers Stone
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... Buddy Plummer
Geraldine Fitzgerald Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Solange LaFitte
Gemma Page ... Sandra Crane
Adrian Grove Adrian Grove ... Sam Deems
Dawn Hope Dawn Hope ... Stella Deems
Billy Boyle Billy Boyle ... Theodore Whitman
Norma Atallah Norma Atallah ... Emily Whitman
Alex Young Alex Young ... Young Sally
Edit

Storyline

The former Weismann's Follies girls return to their old theatre one last time. At the core of the story are two married couples on the brink of collapse. As the night goes on, egos are unleashed, lies are exposed, and secrets are revealed.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

National Theatre Live See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three members of the company have been part of a production of "Follies" before: Bruce Graham, who plays "Roscoe", was in the original West End cast where he played the role of "Max Blanck"; Julie Armstrong, who plays "Christine Donovan", was in the second West End cast where she covered "Young Phyllis"; and Liz Izen, who plays "Deedee West", played "Young Sally" (with Mary Millar as Sally) in the 1985 Forum Theatre, Wythenshawe production. See more »

Connections

Featured in 60 Minutes: Interview with Stephen Sondheim (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Drowning out the lyrics
11 November 2018 | by abetrenSee all my reviews

Orchestra is much too loud and persistent. Two hours without an intermission left my ears ringing.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed