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National Theatre comes to Burnham

THE Princess Theatre and Arts Centre continues its National Theatre’s Live performance season on Friday, October 29 with ‘Follies’ starring Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee in a dazzling production.

Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre.

Follies will be screened at 7pm. Tickets are £16 and £14 for members.

Beccy Armory, the programming lead at the theatre in Burnham, said: “National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinema screens across the UK and around the world.

“With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, the National Theatre bring you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.

Film facilities

“The Princess were lucky enough to achieve funding through the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to be able to equip the theatre with film facilities.

“We are so pleased to be able to present National Theatre productions to our audiences.  The work that comes out of the National is world class and now we can show this work to our community via the wonders of technology.”

“When we started plans to bring film to The Princess, we reached out to the Ritz to discuss how we could work alongside and complement each other.

“We all agreed that culture is good for Burnham and Highbridge and that our work as programmers is to develop audiences across the area and promote cohesion.”

For more information visit www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk, visit The Princess’ box office in person, or call 01278 784464.

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