This dark and twisted musical of a murderous barber in 19th century London completes Victorian Opera’s Sondheim trilogy
16 - 25 JULY 2015
★★★★ 'The singing is, as you’d expect, magnificent’ - The Age
★★★★ ‘Halloran is revelatory as Mrs Lovett’ - ABR
★★★★ 'A suberb union of technical, musical and artistc' - Herald Sun
'A disturbing, haunting highly entertaining production’ - Australian Stage
‘In Teddy Tahu Rhodes - another inspired piece of casting’ - Classic Melbourne
From Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler comes this Tony Award-winning musical and the inspiration for Tim Burton’s hit Hollywood film, Sweeney Todd - the final instalment in Victorian Opera’s Sondheim trilogy. Teddy Tahu Rhodes stars as a murderous barber slicing a path of bloody revenge through Victorian London. Joining him is Victorian Opera favourite Antoinette Halloran as his wicked partner in crime Mrs Lovett, in this brand new production from the director of Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods.
Single tickets now available. BOOK ONLINE >
Music and Lyrics by Book by
Stephen Sondheim Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)
Musical Director Phoebe Briggs
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer Philip Lethlean
Sound Designer Jim Atkins
Sweeney Todd Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Mrs Lovett Antoinette Halloran
Judge Turpin Phillip Rhodes
Beadle Bamford Kanen Breen
Adolfo Pirelli David Rogers-Smith
Tobias Ragg Ross Hannaford
Anthony Hope Blake Bowden
Johanna Amelia Berry
Beggar Woman Dimity Shepherd
Jonas Fogg Jeremy Kleeman
Ensemble: Carrie Barr, Paul Batey, Paul Biencourt, Cherie Boogaart, Danielle Calder, Daniel Carison, Ben Clark, Teresa Duddy, Jeremy Kleeman, Jerzy Kozlowski, Noni McCallum, Sophie Viskich
Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval. *Accesible performance.
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Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. Visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >
Would you like to introduce your Grade Preps to the sounds of an opera singer? Give your VCE Theatre Studies class an intensive workshop on Lighting Design? We are able to create a tailored incursion for your school delivered by our team of relevant specialists. Please get in touch and we’ll chat to you further about how to introduce your students to the many elements of opera.
When: All year round
What: Workshops, tailored activities, outreach, school tickets, resources
How: Contact Deborah Vandewerp, Education Officer via email or call 03 9012 6652
The Sweeney Todd programme is now online and filled with notes from the creative team, artist biographies and more.
Check out our 'Sweeney Todd' - First Look Photos >
Take a sneak peek into the rehearsal room of Sweeney Todd
View the photo album here.
Watch our behind-the-scenes video of our Sweeney Todd photo shoot here.
Check out our 'Dark and Dirty World' rehearsal photos of Sweeney Todd. View the album >
Time Out Melbourne interviews Teddy Tahu Rhodes on playing Sweeney Todd. Read the article here.
Listen to Antoinette Halloran on 774 ABC Melbourne's 'The Conversation Hour'.
Blake Bowden playing 'Anthony Hope' in Sweeney Todd was interviewed by Aussie Theatre. Read on here >