Presented by The Australian Musical Theatre Festival and Art Screen Events.

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, May 5 2022 7:00pm

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes + Q&A after film


Doors will open at 6:30pm for patrons to enjoy a glass of bubbles prior to screening and Q&A

Recommended for ages 15 +


  • $40 - Full
  • $33 - Concession


Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES Q&A Event Screening with special guest star, Philip Quast.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, captured live from the National Theatre in London will be showing on the big screen at the Earl.

Joining us for a LIVE Q&A following the film, will be the Broadway and West End star Philip Quast. 

Philip, who and has won three Olivier Awards plays Ben Stone in this version of the National Theatre’s sell-out revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, Follies 

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

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 in 2017.

Considered by many to be the greatest of all musical theatre composers, Stephen a Sondheim has won Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, with his other work including Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim passed away in November 2021. 

Philip has won acclaim worldwide across a range of performances but is perhaps best known as Inspector Javert in the stage musical Les Misérables filmed for the tenth anniversary Dream Cast in Concert. 

The Q&A will be hosted by Tyan Parke, Artistic Director of the Australian Musical Theatre Festival who actually directed Philip in 'Follies' in Melbourne, prior to his West End run and shares a passion for the work of Stephen Sondheim.

★★★★★ ‘Unmissable. Razzmatazz, poignancy and cracking songs.’
Daily Observer
★★★★★ ‘Spectacular. Outstanding.’
Financial Times
★★★★★ ‘Stunning. An extraordinary cast’
Time Out
Show info

Recommended for ages 15 +

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit

Check In Tas

Patrons are still required to check in using the Check In Tas app. This is because our venues are managed under the Tasmanian Events Framework.

Mask Wearing 

Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.  

Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.

Access Seating: Please call the box office on 6331 0052 to discuss options. For More information click here

Processing Fee Info: A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.