The ‘wickedly funny’ (Guardian) production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘magnificent masterpiece’ Sweeney Todd (Evening Standard) is thrilling West End critics and audiences alike. After a five star, sell-out smash hit at Chichester Festival Theatre this ‘mesmerising and enticing’ (Financial Times) musical is currently in the midst of a first-rate West End run.
After a successful press night, the West End transfer of Sweeney Todd has received more five star reviews from The Times, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Time Out, Financial Times, Daily Express and the Sunday Express.
Here's just a sampling of what the critics had to say:
'MUSICAL THEATRE DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS' (Mail on Sunday)
Director Jonathan Kent's thrilling new production of SWEENEY TODD is simply "not to be missed under any circumstances" (The Observer).
Stephen Sondheim's "towering masterpiece" (The Independent) has returned triumphantly to the West End with MICHAEL BALL and IMELDA STAUNTON winning universal acclaim for their extraordinary performances.
In this transfixing and wickedly funny tale of love and revenge, MICHAEL BALL's revelatory transformation into the Demon Barber has been called "the performance of his life" (Daily Mail) and IMELDA STAUNTON is "nothing short of astonishing" (Time Out) as Mrs Lovett.
Experience this incredible production of "one of the greatest musicals of all time" (Daily Telegraph) only until 22 September.
'AN ABSOLUTE TRIUMPH. THE AUDIENCE ROSE TO ITS FEET IN DELIGHT' - The Times
Laced with dark humour, dazzling wit and an infectious score, Stephen Sondheim's musical tells of Sweeney Todd's return to London after years of false imprisonment, and his savage quest for justice and retribution. Aided and abetted by pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family many years before... Directed by Jonathan Kent, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, and designed by Anthony Ward, Sweeney Todd comes to London for a strictly limited season to September 2012 only.