Emma Thompson admits being frightened ahead of Sweeney Todd West End appearance

Emma Thompson has stated that she had never been ‘that’ frightened as coming back to the stage at the beginning of this year after over 2 decades, and expects that she could beat the nausea when the program transfers to West End.
The Oscar award winning actor starred along with Bryn Terfel, well known opera singer, in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for 5 performances in New York in March. The couple would bring the show to London Coliseum in the following spring for a run of thirteen stage performances. This marks the 1st of the musical partnerships between English National Opera as well as theatre producers Michael Linnit and Michael Grade.
Thompson stated of playing Mrs Lovett in Lincoln Center that they have never been that frightened ever, she is expecting for a slight improvement in London and what he means by that is no actual nausea. If he could deal with the fear without the nausea he would be very happy.
The last time she performed in the West End was in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, that was directed by Judi Dench. The production checked off her debut at Coliseum that she elaborated as her most loved theatre in London.
The decision to come back to the stage was triggered by her mom, who stated that she must not pass up the scope to work along with Terfel. She told that this is an extraordinary piece that she know very well because she has seen it several times and her great friend Imelda Staunton had just triumphed in it.