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February 5, 2019

Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is revived at the Belfast Lyric Theatre for a three-week run

January 6, 2019

Sondheim and Wheeler's magnum opus is to be revived at the Everyman in Liverpool this Spring, with Liam Tobin in the leading role of the Demon Barber. Further casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Directing with be Nick Bagnall, the Associate Director for the E...

December 30, 2018

A huge thank-you to Society friend Alex Young for directing us to this audio gem – effectively the first-ever public performance of "A Little Priest", recorded on the opening night of Sweeney Todd, on 1st March 1979 at Broadway's Uris Theatre.

Imagine the joy of hearing...

August 18, 2018

The Sondheim Society paid a visit to the tech rehearsal for SLYT's production of Stephen Sondheim's magnum opus

July 28, 2018

We announced a couple of weeks ago that The Stephen Sondheim Society was funding four places on the upcoming 10-day intensive workshop of Sweeney Todd by South London Youth Theatre (SLYT).

We were invited to the auditions, and decided to surprise the kids by bringing al...

July 4, 2018


I'm pleased to announce that the Society be offering support to this summer's production of Sweeney Todd by the South London Youth Theatre (SLYT).

Stephen Sondheim has always talked about teaching as the "sacred profession", and groups such as SLYT provide an invalua...

June 23, 2018

Found this gem and thought you might like to see – it's a TV commercial made for the original 1979 production of Sweeney Todd, featuring its stars Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The advert was shot on the Uris stage (the largest on Broadway, since renamed the Gershwin...

June 21, 2018

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd – which began life in an actual pie shop in south London – has broken the record for the show's longest run. Yesterday (20 June) it enjoyed its 558th production at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York, where it transfer...

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