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Photo credit: Stephen Sondheim

West End to dim lights in honour of Stephen Sondheim

The musical theatre composer and lyricist died on 26 November.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The West End will dim its lights this evening, 29 November, to mark the passing of Stephen Sondheim. Lights across the West End will be dimmed at 7:00pm for two minutes to commemorate Sondheim's life and career. 

Sondheim died on Friday 26 November at the age of 91. The multi-award-winning composer and lyricist is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time, creating musicals such as Company, Into the Woods, Gypsy, Follies, and Sunday In the Park with George. Discover more about Stephen Sondheim's musicals here

Speaking about Stephen Sondheim, chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Julian Bird said: "'The theatre world is a smaller place tonight after the passing of Stephen Sondheim. His legacy of extraordinary shows and songs will live on for many generations to come - but now, we pay tribute to his outstanding contribution to our theatres and celebrate his talent."

The Queen's Theatre in London was renamed to the Sondheim Theatre, after the lauded composer. Les Miserables is at the Sondheim Theatre.

Photo credit: Stephen Sondheim


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