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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. Sung in English. Running Time approx 2 hours 45 minutes. Sponsored by Manchester Airport.
Performers Steven Page (Sweeney Todd), Beverley Klein (Mrs Lovett), Daniel Broad (Anthony), Anna-Clare Monk (Jonanna), Christopher Saunders (Tobias), Malcolm Rivers (Judge), Stuart Kale (Pirelli ex Apr 4 mat and Jun 8/15 mat July 10/11/12), Peter Bodenham (Pirelli - Apr 4 mat Jun 8/15 mat July 10/11/12), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Begger Woman), Stephen Briggs (Beadle), Paul Wade (Jonas Fogg).
Music Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Adapted by Christopher Bond. Company Opera North. Conductor James Holmes (ex May 4 mat Jun 8 eve Jun 15 mat Jun 25/26/29). Conductor Philip Sunderland (May 4 Jun 8 mat Jun 15 eve Jun 25/26/29). Director David McVicar. Design Michael Vale. Costume Kevin Knight. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Jonathan Butterell.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T221998629. Details of all Sweeney Todd archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1717

Archive Listings

10 Jul 02
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12 Jul 02
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
2 Jul 02
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6 Jul 02
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
25 Jun 02
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29 Jun 02
Theatre Royal
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
18 Jun 02
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22 Jun 02
The Lowry
Salford
Greater Manchester
7 Jun 02
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15 Jun 02
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
25 Apr 02
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4 May 02
Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds
West Yorkshire

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