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Sweeney Todd

Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
16 Jul 2015 - 25 Jul 2015

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.

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond

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

Performance dates

Thursday 16 July 2015, 7:30pm (preview)
Friday 17 July 2015, 7:30pm (preview)
Saturday 18 July 2015, 7:30pm
Tuesday 21 July 2015, 7:30pm
Wednesday 22 July 2015, 1:00pm*
Wednesday 22 July 2015, 7:30pm
Thursday 23 July 2015, 7:30pm
Friday 24 July 2015, 7:30pm
Saturday 25 July 2015,1:00pm
Saturday 25 July 2015, 7:30pm

2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval. 

*Accessible performance.

Tactile tour - Wednesday 22 July, 11:50am
Audio described performance - Wednesday 22 July, 1:00pm

Cast & Crew

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

Orchestra Victoria


“★★★★ The singing is, as you’d expect, magnificent”

“★★★★ A superb union of technical, musical and artistic”

“A disturbing, haunting highly entertaining production”

“It is surely the ultimate accolade that you can hardly wait for the next appearance of a character who is so utterly unlovable.”