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Sweeney Todd transfers to Adelphi 10 March 2012
The Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, transfers to the Adelphi Theatre opening on 20 Mar 2012, following previews from 10 Mar and booking to 22 Sep 2012.
Directed by Jonathan Kent, designed by Anthony Ward, produced by Playful Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Old Vic Productions and Matthew Mitchell, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis, choreography by Denni Sayers, musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck, with orchestration by Jonathan Tunick.
Cast includes Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd), Imelda Staunton (Mrs Lovett), John Bowe, Peter Polycarpou, Robert Burt, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Lucy May Barker, Luke Brady, James McConville, and Simeon Truby, 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.
Set amongst London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically 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.