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.
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 andchoreographed by Denni Sayers with lighting design by Mark Henderson. The Musical Director is Nicholas Skilbeck, with orchestration by Jonathan Tunick andsound design by Paul Groothuis.
The cast also includes: John Bowe, Peter Polycarpou, Robert Burt, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Lucy May Barker, Luke Brady, James McConville, and Simeon Truby. The ensemble includes: Valda Aviks, Will Barratt, Josie Benson, Emily Bull, John Coates, Daniel Graham, Robine Landi, Tim Morgan, Aoife Nally, Adam Pearce, Wendy Somerville, Kerry Washington and Annabelle Williams.
Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transferred to the Adelphi Theatre, opening on 20th March 2012. Comedian Jason Manford appeared as barber Pirelli in his West End theatre debut 2 – 28th July 2012.
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street plays the Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NS until 22 September 2012. Age guideline: 12+ (parental guidance). Performance Times: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm; No shows on Sunday. Ticket Prices: £20.00 - £67.50. Day seats available. Call the box office at 0844 811 0053.
For more information, visit www.sweeneytoddwestend.com.