Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller

5th to 20th March, 2021
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

Music and Lyrics by
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by
HUGH WHEELER

From an Adaptation by
CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed On Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

 

CRITICAL REACTION
“A staggering theatre spectacle and more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeletons ball… So joy to the world, dear children! SWEENEY TODD is here to enrich your nightmares.”
-New York Daily News

“Must be seen by everyone who cares about the gifts and the risk of Broadway at its best.”
-Newsweek

“There is more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals. …Mr Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from its brilliant and abrasive lyrics.”
-The New York Times

“Sweeney Todd is above all cracking high class entertainment with a pulsating score and a fascinatingly lurid cast of characters that is at times little more than a singing freak show, though its none the worse for that.”
-The Independent.

Fri 5 March 2021 at 8pm
Sat 6 March 2021 at 2pm and 8pm
Fri 12 March 2021 at 8pm
Sat 13 March 2021 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 14 March 2021 at 2pm
Fri 19 March 2021 at 8pm
Sat 20 March 2021 at 2pm and 8pm

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director – Malcolm White
Musical Director – Jesse Cleal
Choreographer – Natalie Bazun-Coates
Producer – Malcolm White and Liza Allen
Stage Manager
 – Cilla Aslanidis
Director’s Assistant – Lauren Eade
Light/Sound – David Greer
Set Design – Paul Greer / Malcolm White
Costumes – Nyla Collis
Hair – Maureen Paterson
Makeup – Lea Fay
Props – Marie Mitchell-Stanley

CAST

Sweeney Todd – Daniel Kenyon
Mrs Lovett – Nicole Coakes
Tobias – Kyle Nozza
Judge Turpin – Greg Kenyon
Beadle – Rickard Roach
Beggar Woman – Katie Polyblank
Johanna – Xia Lian Wilson
Anthony – Jaiden Thomas
Pirelli – Benjamin Spencer

Ensemble
Kate Baird, Nathan Brown, Isabella Cuff, Emerson Garcia, Stuart Gyngell, Billie Harris, Conor Healey- Green, Annalivia Keaveny, Kezia Killin, Laurence Mews, Jordan Pearce, Lachlan Pearce, Naomi Sutherland, Mathew Varga.

Parental Advisory

The show is unsuitable for children under the age of 12.

Adults $35
Concessions (Pensioners/Seniors) and Members $30
Groups of 10 or more $30
Youth (17 years & under) $20