Sweeney Todd 2012

Ages: 12+
Opened: March 20, 2012
Closing: September 22, 2012

Sweeney Todd - 2012 - West End History , Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom London WC2R ONS

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.



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SWEENEY TODD Plays Final Performance at the Adelphi Theatre Today, Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2012

Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance today, Saturday, 22 September.

Photo Flash: New Artwork Revealed for West End SWEENEY TODD's Final Weeks
by Kelsey Denette - August 14, 2012

Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance on Saturday 22 September. View the new artwork, just revealed for the show's final weeks, below!

SWEENEY TODD to Play Final Performance at the Adelphi Theatre, Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2012

Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs Lovett. Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production will have its final performance on Saturday 22 September.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Jason Manford in Rehearsal for SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

Sweeney Todd the Musical just posted a new picture of Jason Manford in rehearsal for the West End production on its Facebook page. See the photo of Manford below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Jason Manford as Pirelli in SWEENEY TODD
by James T Harding - June 21, 2012

So who's like a sneak peek of comedian Jason Manford as Pirelli in the current West End production of SWEENEY TODD starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball? Check it out below!

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Releases New Artwork!
by Nicole Rosky - June 8, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened March 20 at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Due to close on September 22, the show just released new artwork. Check it out below!

Jason Manford to Make West-End Debut as Pirelli in SWEENY TODD, 2 �" 27 July - 'Anything can happen!'
by James T Harding - May 9, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, stars Olivier Award winner Michael Ball as the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as his devoted accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, the production transferred to London's West End on 10 March, 2012 for a limited season only, and must end on 22 September, 2012. Comedian Jason Manford will join the company as "Italian" barber Pirelli for four weeks in July this year, covering for Robert Burt, who is scheduled to sing at Glyndebourne Festival 2012.

STAGE TUBE: SWEENEY TODD Performs at West End Eurovision!
by Nicole Rosky - April 27, 2012

West End Eurovision, now in its 5th year, sees 12 West End casts, including such shows as Legally Blonde, Phantom of the Opera, War Horse and Les Miserables, produce fully costumed, choreographed versions of a past Eurovision Song Contest entry. This iconic show was nominated in the top 5 'Theatrical Events of the year 2011' category in the recent BroadwayWorld.com Awards. Check out this year's winning performance from the cast of SWEENEY TOOD below!

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and More Sign SWEENEY TODD Albums at Dress Circle London
by Kelsey Denette - April 2, 2012

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, along with fellow SWEENEY TODD cast members Lucy May Barker, Luke Brady and James McConville, appeared last week at Dress Circle's London store to sign copies of the 2012 London Cast Album of Sweeney Todd.

Imelda Staunton, Michael Ball Set for SWEENEY TODD Cast Album Signing Today
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2012

Dress Circle previously announced that Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will be appearing in the London store to sign copies of the 2012 London Cast Album of Sweeney Todd today from 12pm - 1pm.

Imelda Staunton, Michael Ball Set for SWEENEY TODD Cast Album Signing, March 31 at Dress Circle in London
by Kelsey Denette - March 26, 2012

Dress Circle today announced that Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will be appearing in the London store to sign copies of the 2012 London Cast Album of Sweeney Todd on Saturday 31st March 2012 from 12pm - 1pm.

First Listen! Clips Posted from New London SWEENEY TODD Cast Album
by Robert Diamond - March 25, 2012

In advance of the cast album's March 30th release date, Amazon UK has posted the first audio preivew clips. Click here to listen!

Sondheim Grants Approval for Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD for Broadway
by Robert Diamond - March 22, 2012

Now, Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail has revealed that 'Stephen Sondheim has given director Jonathan Kent's Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd (with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton delivering the stage performances of their lives) his seal of approval. He'd love the two stars to take the deliciously grisly musical to Broadway when they complete their run at the Adelphi Theatre. There's no official word this will happen yet, because both actors have crazy schedules, but it would be fantastic if they did manage to cross the Atlantic with this Sweeney.'

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of SWEENEY TODD Starring Ball and Staunton
by James T Harding - March 22, 2012

Oh yes! We've got a red carpet video for the opening night of SWEENEY TODD, which opened on the 20th on the West End. The video features interviews with stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton as well as Jason Manford, David Mitchell, Jim Broadbent and Tom Jones. Plus, there's a little peek of an onstage kiss.

Photo Flash: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton's Curtain Call for SWEENEY TODD in the West End!
by BWW - March 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Check out these shots of the rapturous curtain call, featuring Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and Lucy May Barker.

Review Roundup: SWEENEY TODD Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton - All The Reviews!
by James T Harding - March 21, 2012

The West-End production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, opened last night, March 20, at the Adelphi Theatre, following its sell-out success at the Chichester Festival Theatre. We've collected together all the reviews for your enjoyment.

Sweeney Todd FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Prelude
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [i]
No Place Like London
The Barber and His Wife
The Worst Pies in London
Poor Thing
My Friends
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [ii]
Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss!
Johanna I
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
The Contest
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [iv]
Wait
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [v]
Kiss Me!
Ladies in Their Sensitivities
Pretty Women
Epiphany
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
Johanna III
By the Sea
Wigmaker Sequence
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [vi]
The Letter
Not While I'm Around
Parlor Songs
City on Fire!
Final Sequence
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [vii]
Johanna II
The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd
No Place Like London
The Worst Pies In London
Poor Thing
My Friends
Green Finch And Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss
Johanna
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir/The Contest
Wait
Kiss Me
Ladies In Their Sensitivites
Pretty Women
Epiphany
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
By The Sea
Not While I'm Around
Parlor Songs
City On Fire
Searching
Final Sequence
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