Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical masterpiece.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Stockwell Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Stockwell Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Closed: Sunday 6 May 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


Book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, originally directed By Harold Prince.


Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.


Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos.


An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).


All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.


Synopsis


Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical masterpiece.


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.


The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice.


Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up … and the carnage has only just begun.


Geoids Musical Theatre's production takes the story back to its Fleet Street roots and will explore the role of sensationalism in the news and print industry in creating a character of Victorian melodrama.


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Box office tel: 020 7720 6897

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 2 May 2018

Closes:Sunday 6 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£18 - £20

Creatives


Author: Hugh Wheeler
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Production: Geoids Musical Theatre

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