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Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd

14–21 September 2024 Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

“And what if none of their souls were saved? They went to their maker impeccably shaved.”

Once, there was a barber who had it all — a happy life, a beautiful wife. But it all ended in a savage act of betrayal. Enter Sweeney Todd.

From the haunting melodies of Stephen Sondheim to the chilling narrative crafted by Hugh Wheeler, this production transports you to the dark heart of London’s Fleet Street. Witness the transformation of a once-content barber into the infamous “demon barber,” a suave and perilous figure with his rising desire for vengeance. Alongside the beguiling and eccentric Mrs. Lovett, they hatch a twisted plan — equal parts genius and ghastly. Mrs Lovett’s reputation of serving the best pies in town may be short-lived as Sweeney’s thirst for vengeance teeters on the razor’s edge.

Starring the powerhouse duo of Ben Mingay (Sweeney Todd) and Antoinette Halloran (Mrs Lovett) this is your chance to see why TimeOut described them as a ‘juggernaut’ and ‘perfect’.

Considered one of the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tales ever set to music, this masterpiece of musical theatre will leave hearts racing and spines tingling long after the final curtain falls.

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“...a triumphant production that impressively captures the dark heart of this epic Victorian melodrama.”
— Four and Half Stars, Limelight Magaine
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Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
Photography by Daniel Boud
“Helming this superb ensemble, Ben Mingay is a juggernaut of a Sweeney.”
— Five Stars, TimeOut

Creatives & Cast

Creative Team

Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer Philip Lethlan
Sound Designer Jim Atkins

Cast

Sweeney Todd Ben Mingay
Mrs Lovett Antoinette Halloran

 

Orchestra

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Subscriptions ($35-$140)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$140
$108
$60
$35
Concession
$132
$100
$52
$35
Senior
$136
$104
$56
$35
30yrs and U
$30
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$24
$24
$24
$24
Want to book tickets?

For assistance with Season 2024 Subscriptions, phone 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm) or email subscriptions@victorianopera.com.au.

Subscription discounts are calculated on full-priced Single Tickets.

Single Tickets | Preview performance ($39-$122)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$122
$94
$52
$39
Concession
$112
$84
$42
$39
Senior
$117
$89
$47
$39
30yrs & Under
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$30
$30
$30
$30
Group (6-9)
$112
$84
$42
$39
MobTix *
$61
$47
$26
$19.50
Arts Access Victoria
$30
$30
Want to book tickets?

Single Tickets | Monday - Thursday, Saturday matinee ($39-$175)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$175
$135
$75
$39
Concession
$165
$125
$65
$39
Senior
$170
$130
$70
$39
30yrs & Under
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$30
$30
$30
$30
Group (6-9)
$165
$125
$65
$39
Mob Tix *
$87.50
$67.50
$37.50
$19.50
Arts Access Victoria
$30
$30
Want to book tickets?

Single Tickets | Friday & Saturday evening ($39-$180)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$180
$140
$80
$39
Concession
$170
$130
$70
$39
Senior
$175
$135
$75
$39
30yrs & Under
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$30
$30
$30
$30
Group (6-9)
$170
$130
$70
$39
Mob Tix *
$90
$70
$40
$19.50
Arts Access Victoria
$30
$30
Want to book tickets?

2024 Concession include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, and MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, and Child (14 years and under) for select performances. Companion Card ticketing available.

* Mob Tix are available to members of the First People’s community.

Single Ticket Fees & Charges: Online orders at Arts Centre Melbourne may be subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.95 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges.

Prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. Pricing displayed are for full-priced tickets. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For Sweeney Todd this includes Arts Centre Melbourne, TodayTix and Halftix. Subscriptions are sold via Victorian Opera. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.

Ticketing Assistance

For assistance with subscriptions, contact our Subscriptions team on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm) or email subscriptions@victorianopera.com.au

For assistance with single ticket bookings, contact us via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance.

If you or a member of your household is unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms before a performance, please stay home. To exchange or refund your tickets due to feeling unwell, simply contact us prior to the scheduled performance via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4.30 pm).

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100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004

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