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Stephen Sondheim 1930 - 2021

‘Today, the theatre world is mourning the loss of a true giant - one whose legacy is monumental. At CFT, we remember with gladness those recent incredible productions of Gypsy and Sweeney Todd - both demonstrating why Stephen Sondheim is considered the greatest musical theatre lyricist and composer of the modern era.

‘On a personal level, I consider it one of my career’s privileges to have worked with - and for - Sondheim, to have shared his work and genius with audiences. Today, the sense of sadness is great, but our gratitude is greater.’

Daniel Evans
Artistic Director, Chichester Festival Theatre

Daniel Evans won Olivier Awards for Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park with George in the West End; he also played the latter on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony

Below is a gallery of photographs of Sondheim productions at CFT:

1986 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1989 A Little Night Music
2001 Putting It Together
2011 Sweeney Todd
2014 Gypsy
2020 Celebrating Sondheim