Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is unlike other musicals in almost every sense of the word – this shouldn’t surprise though given its author, the unique Stephen Sondheim. It is a musical thriller and a macabre tragi-comedy based on the legend/myth stretching back beyond 1846 of a half mad 19th century English barber. But don’t be too depressed! Sweeney Todd also offers a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with very funny moments of dark humour and irony. Indeed you will find yourself smiling one moment and gasping with surprise the next – it is after all, a musical thriller. First staged in 1979, it won eight Tony awards and is acclaimed as one of the most challenging, demanding yet professionally fulfilling pieces of musical theatre.
- Director – Sid Sidebottom
- Musical Director – Petrina Jahnz
- Designer – Des Robertson
Featuring Shane Wolfe, Denise Sam, Derrick Mcphie, Paul Smith, Jason Grubb, Laura Budgeon, Bronwyn Baker, Michael Foote and Elizabeth Viney as well as an amazing ensemble of lunatics and London low-life.
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