The Tooting Arts Club production of
SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Bill Buckhurst
The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, New York, NY.
Open for Business February 14, 2017. Official opening, March 1, 2017
Tooting Arts Club’s immersive London production of the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Wheeler musical Sweeney Todd, which premiered in a Fringe run at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop prior to a 2015 West End transfer, arrives Off-Broadway in February 2017.
‘This revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim Musical courtesy of Tooting Arts Club is extraordinary. Site Specific-theatre at its very best.’ ★★★★★ Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard
‘Bill Buckhurst’s brilliantly atmospheric production is like a luscious, overfilled meat pie. It squeezes both the audience and the performers to the limits.’ ★★★★Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘In what might be the boldest move on London’s fringe theatre scene this year, Tooting Arts Club perform Stephen Sondheim’s murderous musical in the capital’s oldest pie and mash shop. The move may also be the most brilliant.’
★★★★ Daisy Bowie-Sell, Time-Out
’The most unique of any production I’ve ever seen, but also the smallest and most viscerally intense. I am not sure if Sweeney Todd has ever felt more authentic’ ★★★★ Mark Shenton, The Stage
‘This is a robust and inspiring production, not least because of its close links with the surrounding community.’
★★★★ Jane Martin, What’s On Stage
‘Buckhurst stages a flavoursome production in which every word of the lyrics can be heard’
★★★★ Jane Edwardes, Sunday Times (Critical List)
Tooting Arts Club’s immersive L"ondon production of the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Wheeler musical Sweeney Todd, which premiered in a Fringe run at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop prior to a 2015 West End transfer, will arrive Off-Broadway this winter at the Barrow Street Theatre."