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In pictures: Behind the scenes at Follies

New images have been released offering a peek at the backstage magic happening on the Olivier stage for Follies

Images have been released that offer a look backstage at the National Theatre's production of Follies.

The images offer a candid glimpse into what happens behind the scenes at the revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical. Follies stars Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Philip Quast, Peter Forbes and more and is one of the biggest productions ever undertaken at the National Theatre.

It features a cast of 37 who wear 160 costume, 62 headdresses and 129 pairs of shoes between them. The production has been widely heralded by critics and audiences alike.

The show will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday this week.

Follies is set in a crumbling theatre where a reunion of old Follies girls reflect on their lives and their performing heydays.

Read our review of Follies.

Follies is broadcast live from cinemas on 16 November. For more information head to the NT Live website. The show runs at the National Theatre until 3 January.