Sweeney Todd // Tooting Arts Club at Harrington's Pie & Mash Shop 2015

by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book)

 

director: Bill Buckhurst

musical director: Ben Cox

movement director: Georgina Lamb

lighting designer: Amy Mae

sound designer: Josh Richardson

 

photographer: Bronwen Sharp, Ellie Kurttz

 

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE WEST END TRANSFERS IN LIVING MEMORY” The Guardian

★★★★★ “Grimly funny, gripping, unnerving and unforgettable” The Times

★★★★★ “What a show it is...soaked in an atmosphere of thrilling intimacy” Evening Standard

★★★★★ ”A shattering, unmissable production of simultaneously thrilling and challenging immediacy...I was simply gobsmacked to feel like I was walking into a museum-worthy recreation of the Tooting original shop...it is a breath-taking act of physical transference” The Stage

★★★★★ “An ingenious production...the shop is lovingly recreated in precise detail” Financial Times

★★★★ “Ingeniously immersive...The in-yer-face, claustrophobic proximity heightens both the black farce and the tragic horror"  The Independent

★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ What’s On Stage

★★★★ The Arts Desk

★★★★ “Simon Kenny has brilliantly recreated the Harrington’s experience, building a Formica-clad, no frills cafe from the ground up, transforming what used to be a nightclub into an utterly believable, thoroughly lived-in setting for this ingeniously staged, in-your-face production. It’s a stunning achievement” Exeunt

 

From the 2014 production in the original Harrington's Pie and Mash shop:

★★★★★ “Extraordinary. This is site-specific theatre at its best” Evening Standard

★★★★ “A brilliantly atmospheric production; the tiny space is used with real ingenuity” The Guardian

★★★★ ”Viscerally intense and thrillingly dramatic” The Stage

★★★★ ”The action takes place in a very confined space, but with tiled walls, a long counter and a painted menu board, this 106-year-old shop forms the perfect setting. The area is conquered by designer Simon Kenny, adapting stairs, chairs and the audience’s tables to create new space.” What’s On Stage