UKTW - 25 years online
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Sweeney Todd archiveSondheinm's musical noir based on Christopher Bond's play tells the tale of a barber transported for life for a crime he didn't commit so that the Judge and Beadle can have their wicked way with his beautiful wife. Escaping and returning to London under the name of Sweeney Todd he plots his revenge with the help of Mrs Lovett who runs the failing pie shop under his old business. Recognised by a rival who attempts to blackmail him, Todd kills and Lovett, ever one for a bargin, hatches the plot to dispose of the body and make her little business a success - such lovely pies, such tasty gravy. The Captian who brought him home falls for a beautiful girl who, it turns out, is Todd's daughter now the ward (and intended) of the Judge so the planned revenge must be more swiftly enacted - but in his haste Todd, kills more than he intended and no one wins in the end. London's oldest pie and mash shop hosts an intimate staging of Sondheim's most famous musical. Running time: 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval). Suitable for ages 14+
Performers Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (Mrs Lovett), David Freedman (Judge Turpin), Ian Mowat (Beadle Bamford), Kiara Jay (Pirelli/Beggar Woman), Nadim Naaman (Anthony), Grace Chapman (Johanna), Joseph Taylor (Tobias).
Music Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Adapted by Christopher Bond. Producer Rachel Edwards (for Tooting Arts Club). Presented by Tooting Arts Club. Director Bill Buckhurst. Musical Director Ben Cox. Design Simon Kenny. Sound Joshua Richardson. Lighting Amy Mae Smith.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01745102753. Details of all Sweeney Todd archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1717

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