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Sondheim joins Thompson and Terfel at Sweeney Todd

Last night's opening was also attended by Frank Skinner and Hadley Fraser


Composer Stephen Sondheim was among the audience last night for the press night of Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum.

The concert staging starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson is a reprisal of the production that ran to acclaim in New York's Lincoln Center last year.

Lonny Price's production, which also features in the cast John Owen-Jones, Rosalie Craig, Alex Gaumond, Matthew Seadon-Young, Katie Hall, Jack North and Philip Quast, runs for 14 performances until 12 April 2015.

Sweeney Todd comes to English National Opera as the first in a new major partnership between it and the GradeLinnit Company.

Other guests last night included producer Michael Grade, comedian Frank Skinner and ice skater Jayne Torvill.

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