Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sweeney Todd on the South Bank Show

If you enjoyed the film - where Johnny Depp sounds like David Bowie and you fear little Toby may break into a tap dance at any moment - on Channel 4 tonight, you will love this.

This is a South Bank Show from 30 years ago which shows the preparations for the opening of the first London production of Sondheim's original musical. Watch the first part here and Youtube will guide you to the later ones.

When Bragg celebrated and mourned the end of the South Bank Show, an edited version of this was shown. I was a little shaken when I realised I remembered the original.

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