"Sweeney Todd" extends 3 weeks to 5 Feb 2005, when it will then close!

"Sweeney Todd" extends 3 weeks to 5 Feb 2005, when it will then close!

Sweeney Todd has been extended by 3 weeks to 5 Feb 2005 at the New Ambassadors Theatre. However, it will also close on this date to make way for the Spike Milligan comedy "Ting Yong".

Sweeney Todd, which has music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, opened at the Trafalgar Studios on 9 Oct 2004, before transferring to the New Ambassadors from 13 Oct 2004.

The show received favourable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "As sharp as ever...The versatility on offer is spectacular.." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Wonderfully fresh and fierce small-scale version." THE GUARDIAN says, "strong on melodramatic horror, low on social resonance." DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Superbly inventive staging." THE TIMES says, "Theatrical originality and a successful awakening of the audience’s imaginations."

This Watermill Theatre production of Sweeney Todd is produced in the West End by Adam Kenwright, the Ambassador Theatre Group and Ted Tulchin.

It is directed & designed by John Doyle, with lighting by Richard G Jones.

This musical thriller is set in darkest Victorian England and tells the infamous tale of Sweeney Todd - the demon barber of Fleet Street - who seeks revenge when a malicious Judge frames him, ravages his young wife and kidnaps his daughter Johanna. Together with Mrs Lovett - the enterprising proprietress of the pie shop downstairs - the pair form an innovative business partnership cooking up blood-curdling results.

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