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Thursday 12 March 2015 – Saturday 16 May 2015. Demon barber comes to Shaftesbury Avenue

Monday 18th May, 2015

Tooting Arts Club’s acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd is to move to a new home on Shaftesbury Avenue this spring whilst Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop undergoes refurbishment. The pop-up pie shop success story started last October when Tooting Arts offered up lovelorn Mrs Lovett’s infamous pies in a grisly, site-specific production of Stephen Sondheim’s most famous musical in SW17. Audiences met in the local barbers before being led into London’s oldest, functioning pie-shop, established in 1908 and complete with original Victorian décor.

Whilst the Lovetts’ Victorian home is out of action Tooting Arts will recreate the interior of the beloved Harrington’s, meticulously building an exact replica on Shaftesbury Avenue to house the show, the first pop-up musical to come to Theatreland. Tickets are on sale for the evocative and atmospheric production which will once again be delivered to intimate audiences by candlelight, across the tables. Tooting Arts will continue to partner with the Harrington’s for the project, with meat pie, mash and liquor served up on site for audiences to buy before the show.

Sweeney Todd is directed by Bill Buckhurst, who recently co-directed the international touring production of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Hamlet alongside Dominic Dromgoole.

Based on a Victorian horror story, Sweeney Todd is often considered Sondheim’s masterpiece. The original 1979 production won a host of awards including both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for music, book and the two lead actors.

Sweeney Todd, Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, 39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LA. Thursday 12 March 2015 – Saturday 16 May 2015. Tickets: £47.50, £30, premiums - £67.50 includes traditional pie and mash with liquor. I: www.tootingartsclub.co.uk. Booking details: http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/sweeneypieshop; 0844 482 5138

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