CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Sondheinm's musical noir based on Christopher Bond's play tells the tale of a barber transported for life for a crime he didn't commit so that the Judge and Beadle can have their wicked way with his beautiful wife. Escaping and returning to London under the name of Sweeney Todd he plots his revenge with the help of Mrs Lovett who runs the failing pie shop under his old business. Recognised by a rival who attempts to blackmail him, Todd kills and Lovett, ever one for a bargin, hatches the plot to dispose of the body and make her little business a success - such lovely pies, such tasty gravy. The Captian who brought him home falls for a beautiful girl who, it turns out, is Todd's daughter now the ward (and intended) of the Judge so the planned revenge must be more swiftly enacted - but in his haste Todd, kills more than he intended and no one wins in the end. Running time: 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval). Suitable for ages 14+ Performers Siobhan McCarthy, Jeremy Secomb, Ian Mowat, Nadim Naaman, Duncan Smith, Joseph Taylor, Kiara Jay, Zoe Doano. MusicStephen Sondheim.LyricsStephen Sondheim.Book byHugh Wheeler.Adapted byChristopher Bond.ProducerRachel Edwards (for Tooting Arts Club).Presented byTooting Arts Club.DirectorBill Buckhurst.Musical DirectorBen Cox.DesignSimon Kenny.SoundJoshua Richardson.LightingAmy Mae Smith.