The musical of , Sweeney Todd The Demon barber of Fleet Street has returned to London’s theatreland for a six month run of dark, scary musical breaks.
The Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. and is laced with very dark humour, superb wit and, of course, Stephen Sondheim’s imaginative music.
The story is of Sweeney Todd who, released from prison after years of false imprisonment, comes back to London to find revenge on those who wronged him.
He is aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner Mrs Lovett – who has a secret of her own – in this bloody tale of revenge
Michael Ball is almost unrecognisable from when he was last seen in the West End as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray for which he won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for best actor in a musical. He was also Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Immelda Staunton won an Oscar for her last Sondheim role in London as the Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods. Since then she has starred as Vera Drake on TV but maybe more popularly in the Harry Potter films.
This production of Sweeney Todd the musical also comes with a warning that audience members may find some scenes upsetting
Performance times: Evenings: Monday-Saturday 19.30pm Matinees: Wednesday & Saturday 14.30pm
A Sweeney Todd musical break including dinner, bed and breakfast, overnight accommodation at a central London hotel, service and VAT at 20%v and budget tickets start at just under £80 per person!
Going to the Adelphi Theatre
Address: The Strand, London, WC2E
Tube – The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross but Embankment and Leicester Square also walkable.
Getting a Taxis – You should be able to hail a taxi outside the theatre but there is a rank down at Charing Cross Station
Catching A Bus – 6, 9, 11,13, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 176
Parking your car – Meters behind theatre on Maiden Lane. Meters further up. NCPs in Drury Lane and Upper St Martin’s Lane.