“And what if none of their souls were saved?
They went to their maker impeccably shaved.”

"And what if none of their souls were saved? They went to their maker impeccably shaved.

“And what if none of their souls were saved?
They went to their maker impeccably shaved.”

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM
BOOK BY HUGH WHEELER

SWEENEY TODD

THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
A MUSICAL THRILLER

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

3-10 October

TICKETS

From $60*
POSTPONED
State Opera is in regular consultation with SA Government and key stakeholders in regards to COVID-19.
Safety of our patrons and artists remains paramount. Any further changes to the scheduled performances for State Opera in 2020 will be made as far in advance as possible. We appreciate your continued patience and support during this time.

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.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
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CAST

Sweeney Todd Ben Mingay
Mrs Lovett Antoinette Halloran
Anthony Hope Nicholas Cannon
Johanna
Desiree Frahn
Judge Turpin Douglas McNicol
Beadle Bamford Mark Oates
Beggar Woman Joanna McWaters
Pirelli Adam Goodburn

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CREATIVES

Conductor Anthony Hunt
Director Stuart Maunder
Designer Roger Kirk
Lighting Philip Lethlean
Sound Jim Atkins


2h 45m (including interval)

Suitability
G


English
No surtitles


Hearing Loop


Accessible Venue

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | Bump In

Watch the set of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street being bumped-in to His Majesty's Theatre, Perth ahead of our sold-out season!

Posted by West Australian Opera on Monday, July 8, 2019

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Head to our Facebook story to join our stage manager as she goes prop shopping for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll set in Melbournes hot summer of 1953.

Head to BASS to book your tickets to the first opera for State Operas 2020 season at Her Majestys Theatre. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

"Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words."

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

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Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words.

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

https://stateopera.com.au/summer-of-the-seventeenth-draft/

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Congratulations to SOSA for reviving these wonderful Australian works. Can't wait to see/hear it.

Saw this in Melbourne way back in the 90s. Will never forget it, but you’re right, there’s no aria to drag you in.

Lynda Meixner - you might be interested. We have our tickets.

It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Opera's mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

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It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Operas mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

Book Now at BASS: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Can't wait to see this version at Her Majesty's. I saw the original production of the stage play in Sydney in 1955, with Ray Lawler himself as Barney

I am so happy that this is still getting to be performed

Can...not...wait!

to whom?

An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Don't miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majesty's Theatre in November!

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An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Dont miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majestys Theatre in November! 

Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Hmmmm looks to me like the fabulous Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie Dowd...

Looking forward to seeing it

Absolutely Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie .... still has to boots 🥾 !

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