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Sondheim on Stage and Screen

Simon Barker | 2021 | 120 MINS
Illustrated Talk - Auditorium

Professor Simon Barker of the University of Gloucestershire and members of the Chichester Cinema Education Team celebrate the long life and unique artistry of Stephen Sondheim.

In Detail

Simon Barker, Rosemary Coxon and Patrick Hargood celebrate the long life and unique artistry of Stephen Sondheim. They discuss stage and screen productions of key works and explore Sondheim's sources, his philosophy, and his legacy, showing clips from productions and interviews. Sondheim’s work has been seen as a kind of cultural encyclopaedia for the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and this event will demonstrate Sondheim’s range and versatility.

It was conceived in relation to the Covid-postponed production of 'Assassins' at Chichester Festival Theatre. Sondheim’s take on the American Presidency seemed particularly relevant in the high days of Trump – but the power of Sondheim’s work is that it never lacks cultural resonance or renewed topicality. In a period of unprecedented cultural anxiety in the USA and beyond, there is no better time to pause and reflect on Sondheim’s creative wisdom.

Click on the Sondheim image at the top of the page to see a trailer for the talk.

Sat 20 Nov 12:30 - In the Auditorium

Tickets £6.50 (Friends / Under 25's - £5)