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This post updates Access information for the Adelphi Theatre and performance dates for Sweeney Todd around the 2012 Olympics.
"Direct from a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre, where it received multiple five-star reviews and standing ovations, Jonathan Kent’s production of Sweeney Todd is unmissable.
Laced with dark humour, dazzling wit and an infectious score Sondheim’s musical thriller has been hailed as ‘a masterwork’ (The Sunday Times) and ‘wickedly funny’ (Guardian).
Set in London and laced with Sondheim's characteristically brilliant wit and dark humour, the musical depicts Sweeney Todd's savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment.
Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Combining a gory sensibility with elements of English music hall, the production offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice and grief."
Located on The Strand, The Adelphi theatre has very good Access. There is a ramp at the entrance, up into the foyer, this is located to the right of the main doors that have one step up into the foyer. Once inside, there is level Access from the foyer into the Stalls. The foyer also has an Accessible WC. There are spaces for 2 wheelchairs at the back on the stalls (please note that the view can be slightly restricted because of the Dress Circle overhang). Alternatively, if you can transfer, any aisle seat in the Stalls can be booked (depending on availability). Up to 4 wheelchairs or scooters can be stored in the foyer per performance. Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Or, staff can dog-sit during the performance in the Manager's office. The theatre has an infra-red system, with a limited number of headsets available from the box office. The box office also has an induction loop. There is however no coverage in: Stalls – from Row R to rear, Dress Circle from Row J to rear and Upper Circle from Row F to rear at this time.
Sweeney Todd runs at the Adelphi until the 22nd September 2012. Performances are Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm and matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Please note, there will be no performances between the 30th July and the 11th August. Access tickets are priced at £25 each for you and one companion. To book Access seats, please call the Access booking line on 0844 412 4648.
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