27 Nov 2021

London’s theatreland to dim lights in tribute to late composer Stephen Sondheim

Culture Correspondent

Lights will be dimmed in London’s theatreland on Monday to honour the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim who died yesterday, at the age of ninety one.

Credited with reinventing musical theatre he was responsible for some of the most iconic shows including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd.

Minnie Stephenson looks back at his life.