Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
© Dan Wooller

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is to appear at the National Theatre ahead of the opening of the theatre's new production of Follies.

Staged as part of the NT's Platform series, Sondheim will talk to Jeremy Sams about his musical which is about a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre.

Sondheim's other works include Sunday in the Park With George, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Company.

In order to get tickets for the event, you have to enter the ballot, which has opened and closes on 12 noon Wednesday 16 August. The talk will happen on 22 August at 6pm in the Dorfman.

Click here to enter the ballot, winners will be notified by email.

Other talks at the National Theatre about Follies include Janie Dee and Philip Quast on 14 September, Dominic Cooke on 18 October and Josephine Barstow and Tracie Bennett on 18 December.

Follies runs from 22 August until January 2018 and is directed by Cooke. The show stars Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Tracie Bennett, Alex Young and Zizi Strallen.

Follies runs at the National Theatre from 6 September until January 2018, with previews from 22 August.