Sweeney Todd

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER

From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed by HAROLD PRINCE

Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards

In Association with Dean and Judy Manos

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY) 

 

 

‘Sweeney Todd’ is a musical thriller about a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage. In the past, the evil Judge Turpin framed Todd (known then as Benjamin Barker) and raped his young wife. Todd was unjustly incarcerated in a penal colony for 15 years. However, when the show begins, Todd has managed to return to London and has come seeking revenge. He rents a room over the shop of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of a struggling pie shop. Todd’s thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the judge but also his unfortunate customers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lovett happily puts the bodies in the meat grinder and uses the human meat in her meat pies – which become extremely popular with the citizens of London.

 

DIRECTOR

JORDAN VASSALLO

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

CATHY BOYLE

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

LAURA MAY 

 

CAST

SWEENEY TODD - Craig Davidson

MRS. LOVETT- Natalie Davis Pratt

ANTHONY HOPE- Richard Mills

JOHANNA- Natalie Cassaniti

TOBY- Emma Whiteley

PIRELLI-Paul Jenkins

BEGGAR WOMAN- Maryanne Coughlan

JUDGE-Stephen Wheatley

BEADLE-Mark Power

FOGG- Bradley Gavin

 

ENSEMBLE

 

Hannah Alexander

Felicity Amos

Stephanie Bellchambers

Kirstie Blanning-Pascoe 

Allison Brown

Douglas Bryant

Lauren Carter

Leanne Carter

Martyn Carter

Nadia Farran

Jennifer Foley

Jessica Foulke

Alicia Gaffney

Caitlin Gaffney

Isaac Grouse

Angela Hatton

Wendy Hudson 

Ashleigh King

Olivia Linas

Demi McFarlane

Fernanda Murialdo 

Amy Newcombe

Cassie Palmer

Sharon Palmer

Elisa Vitagliani

Michelle Williams

 

 

This production took place at The Redgum Centre from the the 15th to the 23rd of

May 2015