Sweeney Todd

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From Bad Cinderella to Life of Pi: the biggest Broadway shows of 2023
The year ahead on the Great White Way promises several high-profile revivals, an adaptation of Life of Pi and a Britney jukebox musical, among others

Adrian Horton

09, Jan, 2023 @8:11 AM

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Stephen Sondheim obituary
Lyricist of West Side Story who went on to write music and lyrics for acclaimed works including Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods

Tom Sutcliffe

28, Nov, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Stephen Sondheim: a daring and dazzling musical theatre icon
The American composer and lyricist, who has died aged 91, shaped the musical artform with his wise, witty and extravagantly clever work

Mark Lawson

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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The recipe for realistic theatre gore? Jelly, oatmeal and raw meat
From cat brains to dismembered tongues, the teams behind theatre’s bloodiest shows reveal how they made audiences shriek with horror and delight

Arifa Akbar

03, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Sweeney Todd show cooked up in Tooting pie shop is hit in New York
Production first staged in south London venue has won over US critics after transferring to a theatre off Broadway

Esther Addley

02, Mar, 2017 @7:47 PM

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Sweeney Todd school musical called off after two boys' necks cut
Auckland headmaster says prop razor was checked ‘many, many times’ and he has no idea how 16-year-olds were hurt

Elle Hunt

07, Apr, 2016 @6:05 AM

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UK period drama scores Emmy nominee success with Downton and Wolf Hall
Mark Rylance, David Oyelowo and Ricky Gervais competing for best actor as Downton Abbey continues US television awards success with three nominations

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

16, Jul, 2015 @7:37 PM

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Sweeney Todd review – you begin to fear you may be on the menu
There’s gore galore in Bill Buckhurst’s ingenious stripped-down, pie-shop Sondheim

Susannah Clapp

29, Mar, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Pie-shop Sweeney Todd transfers from Tooting to West End
Much-praised local show attended by Stephen Sondheim will premiere in Cameron Mackintosh venue after original shop closes for refurbishment

Mark Brown

11, Mar, 2015 @5:40 PM

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Jenna Russell: my life in five shows
Liza Minnelli singing Aznavour, Lia Williams doing Mamet and Eartha Kitt nailing a Sondheim classic … Jenna Russell picks some of the performances that shaped her own career

Interview by Catherine Love

25, Feb, 2015 @3:41 PM

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Sweeney Todd review: ‘All meat and no gristle’
This clever pie-shop staging of Sondheim’s musical walks the tightrope between grisly and comic in its tiny chamber of horrors, writes Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

28, Oct, 2014 @2:46 PM

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Emma Thompson takes on role in Sweeney Todd musical in West End
Actor to play piemaker Mrs Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's work after Broadway run and after 25 years away from London stage

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

16, Sep, 2014 @8:25 PM

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