STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Talks New West End SWEENEY TODD!

By: Mar. 11, 2012
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Click below to watch an interview with composer Stephen Sondheim talking about the new West End production of SWEENEY TODD which began previews last night in LonDon Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival TheatreJonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars distinguished musical performer Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett.

Set amongst London's seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim's characteristically brilliant wit and dark humour, the musical depicts Sweeney Todd's savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family.

Combining a brutal sensibility with elements of English music hall, the production offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice.

Sweeney Todd is directed by Jonathan Kent, designed by Anthony Ward and choreographed by Denni Sayers with lighting design by Mark Henderson. The Musical Director is Nicholas Skilbeck, with orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and sound design by Paul Groothuis.

The cast includes: John BowePeter PolycarpouRobert BurtGillian KirkpatrickLucy May BarkerLuke BradyJames McConville, and Simeon Truby. The ensemble includes: Valda AviksWill BarrattJosie BensonEmily BullJohn CoatesDaniel GrahamRobine LandiTim MorganAoife NallyAdam PearceWendy SomervilleKerry Washington and Annabelle Williams.

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