Thursday, February 17

Peter Polycarpou joining Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd

As mentioned last year, West End theatre star Michael Ball is to play Sondheim’s Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Sweeney Todd will also star Imelda Staunton as Mrs Lovett and another piece of casting that has just been announced is that Peter Polycarpou who starred in Love Story at the Duchess Theatre earlier this year is playing the Beadle.  It will be directed by Jonathan Kent and run at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 24th September-5th November with a West End transfer anticipated.

Sweeney Todd is regarded by some as Sondheim’s masterpiece. Laced with sharp wit and dark humour it is set in the 19th century London and tells of the return of Sweeney Todd who has been falsely imprisoned for many years.  He sets out on a savage quest for justice and retribution aided by pie-shop owner Mrs Lovett.

Friends can book from 10:00 am today and public booking online opens at 10:00 am on Monday 28 February; telephone and counter bookings open at 10:00 am on Thursday 3rd March. Tickets at:

Prior to rehearsals, Michael Ball is embarking on a concert tour "Michael Ball Heroes" which vistis UK venues from 24th May-26th June.

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