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

12th to 27th 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.

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

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