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!
Emma bringing Sweeney Todd to the English National Opera
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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Sweeney Todd to air on PBS Sept 26th
Live from Lincoln Center turns 40 this year, and Nathan Lane is helping the show celebrate.
On Oct. 10, Lane will repeat his Broadway role in The Nance. Along with a Sept. 26 broadcast of Sweeney Todd starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Lane’s play will anchor the PBS arts series 40th season launch.
New Emma interview with Vanity Fair
V.F. Hollywood: After Saving Mr. Banks, you really got to flex a different muscle with Love Punch—with this rapid-fire romantic comedy reminiscent of a Katharine Hepburn film from the 30s.
Emma Thompson: That’s a good way of putting it. Funnily enough, Celia, Tim, and Pierce and I were discussing it one day when we were doing a scene in a restaurant, which was a really quick-fire comedy scene. We were talking about how we wouldn’t have been able to do that 30 years ago. We just wouldn’t have known how to play this. There’s just something about muscles that have been grown and honed over the years that made it work like that. It’s a particular kind of thing, being able to be that kind of quick and funny, when you have a scene that is that tightly scripted. It wasn’t like what you see in a lot of younger comics’ films, which is sometimes absolutely brilliant, when people are just riffing off each other. That is another discipline altogether.
Emma joins the cast of “A Walk In The Woods”
Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal have joined Robert Redford in the independent drama “A Walk in the Woods.”
Wildwood Enterprises and Route One Films started production Monday on the film, an adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson’s memoir. Ken Kwapis (“He’s Just Not That Into You”) is directing from a script by “Little Miss Sunshine” writer Michael Arndt.
Nick Nolte will also star.
IM Global was selling international territories in November at the American Film Market. The project is adapted from Bryson’s 1998 book “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail,” which recounts his attempt to walk the trail that runs from Georgia to Maine with a friend.