Emma bringing Sweeney Todd to the English National Opera

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and international star Bryn Terfel reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd in Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Find out the macabre secret behind Mrs Lovett’s irresistibly delicious pies when this acclaimed staging comes to ENO in spring 2015, following sell-out performances at New York’s Lincoln Center.

English National Opera is thrilled to celebrate Sondheim’s 85th birthday with this thrilling semi-staged production of one of his most popular works.

Performed by an all-star cast and showcasing some of the composer’s most memorable melodies, this grisly entertaining tale at the London Coliseum is not to be missed!

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Emma Thompson ‘wept’ over stage return in Sweeney Todd

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has revealed her recent stage comeback in New York was a “beautiful, inspiring” experience that brought her to tears.

“It was magical to be in front of an audience again,” she said of her role in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Center. “It made me weep.”

Thompson and co-star Bryn Terfel will reunite in 2015 when their production is revived at the London Coliseum.

The semi-staged production will have a limited run of 13 performances only.

Thompson said it was “like a dream coming true” to be invited to bring Sweeney Todd to London following its five-performance run in New York in March.

“It was so terrible to think of it ending,” explained the actress, who plays eccentric pie-maker Mrs Lovett to Terfel’s serial-killing Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to Air Sept 26th

The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller, staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall, tells the story of the eponymous barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the piemaker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. The remarkable cast features bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, with Christian Borle and more. Audra McDonald serves as host.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on Live From Lincoln Center airs on Friday, September 26th at 9 pm.




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