Celebrating Sondheim

Available on demand from 7pm 22 March until 11.59pm 25 March Streamed Event
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This Encore performance will be streamed from 7pm GMT on 22 March and will then be available to watch On Demand until 11.59pm GMT on 25 March. Your ticket enables you to view for 72 hours after you start viewing and must be redeemed before 11.59pm GMT on 25 March.

This event can be viewed in a web browser, via Google Chromecast, on Apple or Android TVs and on Amazon Fire TV. Find out how to connect here.

Extraordinary - outstanding guest stars and fabulous band.

Baz Bamigboye [Daily Mail] on Twitter

Another chance to see the acclaimed concert Celebrating Sondheim. 

This dazzling cornucopia of music and song – originally staged last autumn to celebrate the musical legend’s 90th birthday year – sees CFT Artistic Director Daniel Evans joined on the Festival Theatre stage by stars from the West End to perform numbers from some of Sondheim’s major and lesser-known works. This encore streaming is broadcast on the composer’s 91st birthday.

Gabrielle Brooks wowed audiences at CFT’s Concert in the Park and has also appeared in The Wizard of OzEverybody’s Talking About Jamie and The Book of Mormon

Clive Rowe was last seen in Chichester in Me and My Girl and before that, Kiss Me Kate; he won an Olivier Award for Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre.

Jenna Russell starred opposite Daniel Evans in Sunday in the Park with George in London and on Broadway, for which they both won Olivier Awards and were nominated for Tonys. Jenna’s recent musical credits include The Bridges of Madison County and Fun Home. Daniel also won an Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along in the West End.

Hannah Waddingham returns to Chichester following Kiss Me, Kate (2012), which transferred to London and for which she received an Olivier nomination. Her West End musical credits also include A Little Night Music (Olivier nomination) and Into The Woods.


Cast & Creatives

  • Gabrielle Brooks

  • Daniel Evans

  • Clive Rowe

  • Jenna Russell

  • Hannah Waddingham

Creative team and band

Cast List

Louise Shephard


Theo Jamieson

Musical Director / Piano

Joe Evans


Richard Coughlan


Magnetic Movement: Alex Christian & Lindsay Atherton



What can I watch on?

Watch on your computer, tablet or phone using your web browser. Please make sure it is up to date. We recommend using Google Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox. Please do not use Internet Explorer or the Samsung native browser at this time.

You can watch via Google Chromecast (2nd generation or newer).

You can also watch on Apple, Android or Fire TV. You will need to download the TicketCo TV app from the relevant App Store. Please note you need TVos 13+ on Apple TV, or Android TV version 7.0+ to use the app.

How do I watch?

Our streaming partner TicketCo has an easy to use guide on their website. We recommend you use this as it is always up to date.

I can't find my email with the reference code

The email should have arrived within a few minutes of you confirming your booking. It would be from TicketCo AS, not CFT. Check your junk folder and if you still can't find it, don't worry, you can easily retrieve your booking. Go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download a PDF file with your reference code. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I bought multiple tickets but there is only one code in the email

You will have received an email for each ticket booked. Each email contains one reference code. The emails may look the same, but the unique five digit code will be different. If you have deleted some of the emails because you thought they were the same, just go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download PDF files with your reference codes. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I keep being locked out

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I can only see a countdown clock

You've arrived early! Come back 30 minutes before the stream is due to start to check everything is working correctly and we may have some exclusive videos for you! For on-demand events, the video will be available from the start time detailed in your email.

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The image is not very clear / I can't hear it

Your internet signal may be dropping in and out. Click on the cog on the player to adjust the quality - you may need to set it to a lower level so it can stream through your internet. If you are still having problems, try a different browser and disconnect any other devices that may be using the same internet connection. 

If you can't hear the stream, first check your volume. If you are connecting a computer or mobile device to your television with a cable, it may not be compatible with audio.  

Can I watch this event again?

On-demand events are available for a limited time once you start viewing, and this will be detailed in your confirmation email and on the event page. Your reference code will expire at the time and date stipulated in your confirmation email, so please ensure you have redeemed it before this time. You can re-watch the event as many times as you wish after this point within the timeframe it is available.


Running Time
1 hour 45 minutes