Fri 4 July - Sat 12 July
by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler
“Exurberant and skillfull performances...
the whole company excelled”
South Wales Echo (The Mikado 2012)
Everyman is excited to bring Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
to this year’s Open Air Theatre Festival. Packed with Sondheim’s
characteristic wit and dark humour, Sweeney Todd is a
heart-pounding, entertaining musical thriller.
The plot follows the ‘Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ as he
returns to London from Australia. Now an ex-convict, he seeks
revenge on those who separated him from his wife and child.
Prompted by the delightful
Mrs Lovett, his victims become
the fresh ingredients for her
meat pies, boosting flagging
sales but leading to a terrifying
Acclaimed as Sondheim’s masterpiece, this razor sharp tale of
vengeance and true love features some of the finest song
writing ever seen on the stage.
Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Book by HUGH WHEELER. From an
adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND. Originally directed by HAROLD PRINCE.
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK. Originally produced on Broadway by
Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in
association with Dean and Judy Manos. Presented by arrangement with JOSEF
WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL