Tag Archives: Stephen Sondheim

Groomed for stardom: Royal Academy of Music presents Sweeney Todd at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Sunday 10th July 2016 If someone had asked us if we wanted to see a group of twenty-something amateurs put on a production of Sweeney Todd, we would probably run a mile, if we hadn’t already sampled the brilliance of … Continue reading

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Summertime blues: A little Night Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown

Sunday 11th October 2015, matinée All Star Productions at ‘Ye Olde Rose and Crown’ in Walthamstow are certainly helping us to get acquainted with Stephen Sondheim’s back catalogue, following an ambitious staging of Into the Woods last year with ‘A Little … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Dark with Stephen: Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown

Sunday 26th October 2014, matinée We can see why All Star Productions were tempted by Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’ at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – it’s a piece that is challenging both musically, dramatically, and practically, and … Continue reading

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Marvellously barber-ous Ball: Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre

Saturday 11th March 2012, evening (first preview) In a recent interview with the BBC, Stephen Sondheim described his operetta ‘Sweeney Todd’ as a ‘Love Letter to London’.   Perhaps he doesn’t realise that in this country sending love letters like that … Continue reading

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The long and winding Road Show: Menier Chocolate Factory fails to strike Sondheim gold

21st August 2011 ‘Road Show’ has been described as ‘Sondheim’s latest musical’ in the publicity material.  How recent does a piece of work need to be before it can be described as ‘latest’, we wonder?  ‘Road Show’ dates from 2008, … Continue reading

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In Good ‘Company’ at the Southwark Playhouse

Running until the 12th March 2011 We were glad to see this revival of a Sondheim classic – advertised as the first major revival in 15 years.  Having only heard some of the songs in isolation and with a vague … Continue reading

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