The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
“And what if none of their souls were saved? They went to their maker impeccably shaved.”
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. Starring Ben Mingay as Sweeney and Antoinette Halloran as Mrs Lovett, this masterpiece of musical theatre will leave hearts racing and spines tingling long after the curtain has fallen.
CONDUCTOR Anthony Hunt
DIRECTOR Stuart Maunder
DESIGNER Roger Kirk
LIGHTING Philip Lethlean
SOUND Jim Atkins
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
Tobias Ragg Mat Verevis
CHORUS The State Opera Chorus
ORCHESTRA Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Presented by State Opera South Australia
A Victorian Opera production
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.