Following our rehearsal photo story from Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, the show's producers have now released production shots of stars Michael Ball as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Imelda Staunton as his pie-making partner in crime Mrs Lovett.

The production, which started previews on 24 September, opens on 6 October 2011 at the Festival Theatre. It continues its run until 5 November 2011.

Jonathan Kent's revival of Sweeney Todd also stars Lucy May Barker as Johanna, Peter Polycarpou as Beadle Bamford, John Bowe as Judge Turpin, Luke Brady as Anthony, Robert Burt as Pirelli and James McConville as Tobias.

Sondheim’s 1979 Broadway musical, which has a book by Hugh Wheeler, was last seen in London in 2005 in John Doyle’s actor-musician Watermill Theatre revival, which had an extended season at Trafalgar Studios and then at the New Ambassadors, won two Whatsonstage.com Awards and later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards.

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Imelda Staunton & Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd
Imelda Staunton & Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

The company of Sweeney Todd
The company of Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Imelda Staunton & the company of Sweeney Todd
Imelda Staunton & the company of Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Imelda Staunton & Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd
Imelda Staunton & Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd
Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd
Michael Ball in Sweeney Todd. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore