Sweeney Todd

The multiple prize winning musical Sweeney Todd has been one of Stephen Sondheim’s most successful works since it made its Broadway debut in 1979. Audiences across the world remain captivated by the morbid story of the barber Sweeney Todd, who cuts the throats of his customers then lets his companion Mrs Lovett bake them in her meat pies – which, incidentally, prove to be a big hit with her customers! The grotesquely comical events are carried by some of Sondheim’s most fantastic music including songs such as “The worst pies of London” and “Not while I’m around”.

We are proud to present a semi-staged performance in English with artists directly from the West End. The director, Staffan Aspegren, has a special affinity for Sondheim’s work and is a well known figure to the audience after directing several operas and musicals for The Göteborg Opera.

SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Originally directed by HAROLD PRINCE
Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos
Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York


Cast

Sweeney Todd Michael McCarthy

Mrs Lovett Rosemary Ashe

Anthony David Shannon

Johanna Rachel Barrell

Judge Turpin Ian Burford

Beadle Bamford Rohan Tickell

Signor Pirelli James Edwards

Beggar Woman Roni Page

Tobias Ragg Paul Spicer

Jonas Fogg Björn Thudén

Birdseller Jonas Landström

GöteborgsOperans Kör och Orkester

Team

Dirigent
Martin Yates

Iscensättning
Staffan Aspegren

Scenografi och kostym
Lars Peder Lindström

Ljus
Niklas Westlund

Ljud
Lars Wern

Koreografi
Terry Etheridge

Information

Musical after Christopher Bonds play. Music and lyrics STEPHEN SONDHEIM dialog Hugh Wheeler.
Semistaged

  • Genre: Musical Thriller
  • Season: 2007/2008
  • First show: 15 May 2008
  • Last show: 8 Jun 2008
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: 3 h incl. interval
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Main Stage

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