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NYMT’s Sweeney Todd

at the Rose Kingston International Youth Arts Festival

The Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street, Kingston
Box Office: 02085475417 age 12+. ,;

Train: 30 mins from Waterloo South West Trains.
Buses K1, K2, K3, K4, 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465

A semi-staged production of the NYMT’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond with book by Hugh Wheeler, will be presented by the National Youth Music Theatre on Wednesday 13 July at 8pm, Saturday 16 July at 3pm, Sunday 17 July at 8.30pm. HRH The Earl of Wessex is Patron of the Festival and President of NYMT. He will attend a performance during the season.

The company of 60 will be directed by Sarah Redmond. She has choreographed for the West Yorkshire Playhouse ‘Sondheim Gala’ and for Propeller’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The musical director is Jeremy Walker, director of music at Westminster Under School, who is also founder-director of the acclaimed chamber choir Voyces.

Plans for the The National Youth Music Theatre 2012 season include a collaboration with the American composer, lyricist and playwright, Jason Robert Brown, who has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Under the composer's direction, NYMT plans to produce his musical, 13, in the West End next summer.

Tickets for Sweeney Todd can be booked online at (go to 'BOOK IT')

After fifteen years in exile, barber Benjamin Barker returns to London with a new name - Sweeney Todd – and a desire for vengeance. He hunts the man responsible for his misery, Judge Turpin, and soon discovers his old landlady, the pie maker Mrs Lovett, on the trail.....

The musical numbers of this multi award winning musical include ‘My Friends’, ‘Johanna’, ‘Kiss Me’ and ‘Not While I’m Around’ and ‘The Worst Pies In London’.

Wednesday 13 July at 8pm, Saturday 16 July at 3pm, Sunday 17 July at 8.30pm.
age 12+. Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins

6 July 2011