Set in 19th-century London, the musical tells the tale of Sweeney Todd. Determined to find vengeance for the judge who condemned him and ruined his life, the barber joins forces with the proprietor of a meat pie shop, Mrs Lovett, finding a way to maximise business for them both. However, things don’t go quite as planned…
Sweeney Todd is undoubtedly Stephen Sondheim's best-loved musical. Transporting you into the dark underworld of the city with murky orchestral colours, he creates a sense of tension which grips the audience until the very end. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom, with glorious, soaring melodies and humorous interludes providing light relief.
Emma Thompson has won many accolades over her career for films ranging from Sense and Sensibility to Saving Mr. Banks. With a particular talent for comic timing and a particular skill in playing strong-willed women, she fits this part like a glove. It has been 25 years since Thompson last graced the London stage, and 30 since she last appeared in a musical. Bryn Terfel is known for his commanding vocals and convincing characterisation. Don’t miss out on what will surely be the highlight of London’s musical scene this season: book now.
|What||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, London Coliseum|
|Where||London Coliseum, WC2N 4ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
30 Mar 15 – 12 Apr 15, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the ENO's website.|