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Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Her Majesty's Theatre

11 Sep - 03 Oct 1987
Season Closed

There once was a barber who had it all; a happy life, a beautiful wife – all ended by a savage act of betrayal. Meet Sweeney Todd, “the demon barber of Fleet Street”. Born out of the ashes of tragedy and set on revenge, he makes for a dapper and dangerous man to know. Together with the beguiling and batty Mrs Lovett, a twisted plan is hatched – genius and ghoulish in equal measure. But the best pies in London town may not last for long, as Sweeney’s thirst for vengeance leads them perilously close to the razor’s edge.

Considered one of the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tales ever set to music, this work will leave hearts racing and spines tingling long after the curtain has fallen.

Conductor
Andrew Greene
Director
Gale Edwards
Designer
Ken Wilby & Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings
Sound Design
John Matheson

Sweeney Todd
Lyndon Terracini
Mrs Lovett
Nancye Hayes
Anthony Hope
Peter Cousens
Johanna
Fiona Maconaghie
Judge Turpin
Gregory Gurisich
Beadle Bamford
Geoffrey Harris
Beggar Woman
Meg Chilcott
Pirelli
Christopher Bogg
with

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Orchestra

  • Interval Yes
  • Suitability G
  • Surtitles Yes
  • Hearing Loop Yes
  • Accessible Venue Yes