Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Many regard it as Sondheim’s masterpiece and this is the first time that Bros have taken it on.

Originally set in Victorian London, it tells the tale of a vengeful barber on the hunt for the crooked Judge who transported him to Australia for a crime he didn’t commit so he could make moves on Sweeney’s wife.

And while it might have been set in the 1850s, the show makes the point that it’s as relevant now as it might have been back then, with hidden Sweeneys walking among us.

It’s this idea we explored with our production. Still placing it in London, our aim was to give the show its own very strong visual identify and have it set in a non-specific time period giving nods towards historical grime and modern day urban chic. Think a cross between Peaky Blinders meets Shoreditch.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Sweeney Todd Sam Sugarman
Mrs. Lovett Aggie Holland
Anthony Jonathan Warriss-Simmons
Johanna Georgina Skinner
Tobias Milly Pickworth
Judge Turpin Nigel Cole
Beggar Woman Faye Brann
Beadle Bamford Darren Moss
Pirelli Jono Miles
Ensemble Bill Baker
Ensemble Tom Cooper
Ensemble Chris Nash
Ensemble Jonny Buckley
Ensemble Dave Shortland
Ensemble Charlie Roundell-Greene
Ensemble Chiara Beebe
Ensemble Cath Bryant
Ensemble Louise Ellard-Turnbull
Ensemble Hannah-May Lucas
Ensemble Gita Singham
Ensemble Rachel Williams
Ensemble Emma Hartnett
Ensemble Chloe Anderson

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Paul Turnbull
Musical Director Nic Luker
Choreographer Edz Barrett
Producer Suzanne Yeates

Reviews & Awards

Mark Aspen review

“BROS Theatre Company certainly displayed a strong, committed and mature approach with a dynamic cast. “

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NODA review

“Congratulations to everyone at BROS for another hugely successful show and good luck in 2020.  I look forward to visiting again for what, I am certain, will be more high-quality entertainment.”

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Show Date: 15-19 October 2019

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

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