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Sweeney Todd - 1980 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-century” by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

Closing: November 15, 1980

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2017
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by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 27, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017
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Sweeney Todd Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has Sweeney Todd been nominated for?
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards), Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hugh WheelerMusical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for C G Bond and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim.

What other awards has Sweeney Todd won?
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards), Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hugh Wheeler Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for C G Bond and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim.

What awards has Sweeney Todd been nominated for?
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards), Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hugh WheelerMusical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for C G Bond and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim.

What awards has Sweeney Todd won?
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards), Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hugh Wheeler Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for C G Bond and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim.

What productions of Sweeney Todd have there been?
Sweeney Todd has had 31 productions including Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1982, Regional (UK) which opened in 1982, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, London Fringe which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1992, Regional (UK) which opened in 1993, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, Regional (UK) which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, London Fringe which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, London Fringe which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, UK Tour which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2012.

What is the songs are in Sweeney Todd and what's the order?
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