Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton star in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, Sweeney Todd.
Booking from: Saturday, 10 March 2012
Booking until: Saturday, 22 September 2012
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Playing at the Adelphi Theatre.
Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. 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. Please Note: suitable for ages 12+.
Audio-described performance: Wednesday 16th May, 2.30pm
Captioned performance: Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm
'Thrilling. wickedly funny'
'Dark, wild and truthful. Imelda Staunton as Mrs Lovett is fabulously funny'
'Michael Ball. couldn't be better as this insatiable serial killer. Imelda Staunton is in show-stopping form'
The Mail on Sunday
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