Jonathan Kent’s acclaimed production of Sweeny Todd transfers to London’s Adelphi Theatre for a limited season from March 2012, following a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Sweeney Todd is acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece and this production stars Michael Ball as the 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.
Please Note: suitable for ages 12+