In May 2017 Director JJ Geelen and Musical Director Derek Walter staged one of Stephen Sondheim's most famous works: Sweeney Todd.

One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!

Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humour: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.  Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.

Production team

Director - JJ Geelen
Musical Director - Derek Walter
Assistant Director - Jonathan Ogilvie
Costume Designer - Millie Doherty

Cast

Sweeney Todd – Wayne Scotton
Mrs Lovett – Penny Smith
Johanna – Kiera Turner
Anthony – Andrew Smith
Beggar Woman – Alexandria Aubrey
Tobias – Jo Kelly
Pirelli – Dylan Rufus
Judge Turpin – Wayne Good
Beadle - Jon Grear

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