National Theatre: Follies

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Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:44am

The full cast list, performance dates and marketing image are now on the NT's website (https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/follies); the logo is certainly different from previous productions.

Updated On: 6/16/17 at 05:44 AM
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Posted: 4/9/17 at 6:03am

I hope this gets a west end transfer, along with Angels...sadly not back in London till early Jan 

Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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Posted: 6/15/17 at 3:28pm

BUMP.

What's the chance that this gets recorded by National Theatre Live?  It would be wonderful to have a proshot production of Follies.

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 3:47pm

That's a strange poster, but really beautiful at the same time. It does capture the essence of this show well, but I wonder if it means the characters younger selves are going to be more of a focus in this production.

And yes - what GeorgeandDot asked. I would love to see this show as part of NTLive in theaters.

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 3:58pm

I think it's highly probable that this will be filmed for NTLive. I can't imagine they would choose not to. This season they decided to broadcast 8 of their own productions, which is almost everything that went into their 2 larger houses (I think they only left out The Red Barn and Ugly Lies the Bone). Plus they filmed an unprecedented (?) number of outside productions, capturing some of the most anticipated shows of the season. A production in their own house with this high of a profile is almost certain to be broadcast. 

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 4:09pm

is it just me or does Imelda Staunton seem to be in everything lately in London?

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 4:10pm

JBroadway said: "I think it's highly probable that this will be filmed for NTLive. I can't imagine they would choose not to. This season they decided to broadcast 8 of their own productions, which is almost everything that went into their 2 larger houses (I think they only left out The Red Barn and Ugly Lies the Bone). Plus they filmed an unprecedented (?) number of outside productions, capturing some of the most anticipated shows of the season. A production in their own house with this high of a profile is almost certain to be broadcast."

 

I would assume that much like the Broadway revival, where it was reported that Goldman's widow shut down any possibility of filming, that the National Theatre would face the same hurdle. Maybe with her own show opening Off-Broadway in a month or so she'll be too distracted to put up any objections.

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 4:15pm

AEA AGMA SM said: "I would assume that much like the Broadway revival, where it was reported that Goldman's widow shut down any possibility of filming, that the National Theatre would face the same hurdle. Maybe with her own show opening Off-Broadway in a month or so she'll be too distracted to put up any objections."

Oh wow, I didn't know all that had happened! I wonder if the NT could win those deliberations with a little bit of "this is what we do here" or "it's expected of us" logic. Maybe that's unrealistic of me, though. 

 

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 4:16pm

rosscoe(au) said: "I hope this gets a west end transfer, along with Angels...sadly not back in London till early Jan 

 

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I think Follies will still be playing in Jan (but I'm not certain) - they do it in rep so will be a long-ish run.

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 5:13pm

How difficult is it to get the tickets NT releases the Friday prior to the performance week?

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Posted: 6/15/17 at 5:45pm

Wildcard said: "How difficult is it to get the tickets NT releases the Friday prior to the performance week?"

Depends on the production. It's doable, but the popular shows do go very quickly. If you are ready to go right when they go onsale, and if you're flexible with dates, it can be done, but no guarantee. 

 

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Posted: 6/16/17 at 12:35am

I love the idea of that image.   But the right side of the face (looking at the image) is coarse and ugly.  It needs much more shadow.

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Posted: 6/16/17 at 2:22am

rosscoe(au) said: "I hope this gets a west end transfer, along with Angels...sadly not back in London till early Jan 

 

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To answer my own question last performance 3rd Jan

Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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Posted: 6/16/17 at 4:34am

My expectations are low

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Posted: 6/16/17 at 7:19am

 

Oh, hell, Philip Quast as Ben? Be still my heart. Finally, an actor who might give Benjamin Stone more than one dimension.

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