“That isn’t a fiddle player, it’s piccolo player…
How can you tell?
It’s PIPING HOT!”

"That isn't a fiddle player, it's piccolo player...
How can you tell?
It's PIPING HOT!"

“That isn’t a fiddle player, it’s piccolo player…
How can you tell?
It’s PIPING HOT!”

STEPHEN SONDHEIM

SWEENEY TODD

THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

THE OPERA THEATRE
(Her Majesty’s Theatre)

11 SEPTEMBER – 3 OCTOBER 1987

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.

CAST

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

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Orchestra

CREATIVES

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

GALLERY

PROGRAM