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’d like to explore with our production.
Still placing it in London, our aim is 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.
We’ve got a great team, all of whom have worked together before on the likes of Musical of Musicals (The Musical), A Little Night Music and numerous other BROS productions and we’re dead excited.
Cast & Creative
|Sweeney Todd||Sam Sugarman|
|Mrs. Lovett||Aggie Holland|
|Judge Turpin||Nigel Cole|
|Beggar Woman||Faye Brann|
|Beadle Bamford||Darren Moss|
|Musical Director||Nic Luker|