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Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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by Belinda Price (subscribe)
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Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary concert production of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Her Majesty's Theatre from 20 to 23 June, 2019.

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. It was based on the 1973 play by Christopher Bond.

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Inspired by a tale serialised in 1846-47, it centres on the unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads to Mrs Lovett, the proprietor of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber shop. Desperate times lead Sweeney Todd to plot diabolical schemes against those who have wronged him.

Starring in the iconic role is Anthony Warlow while Gina Riley plays landlady and pie-shop owner Mrs Lovett.

The principal cast includes Debra Byrne who stars in the role of the Beggar Woman. The role of Pirell will be performed by Michael Falzon while Daniel Sumegi, the international bass baritone opera singer will star as Judge Turpin. Anton Berlin plays Beadle Bamford and Genevieve Kingsford will star as Johanna Barker. The role of Tobias Ragg will be performed by Jonathan Hickey and Owen McCredie is Anthony Hope.

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The full company features Susan Ann-Walker, Carrie Barr, Darcy Carroll, Amelia Christo, Ben Colley, Andrew Dunne, Nick Eynaud, Courtney Glass, Matt Hayward, Lauren Jimmieson, Megan Kozak, Sam Roberts-Smith, Sam Skuthorp, Tod Strike and Caroline Vercoe.

Don't miss the limited season of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as it will be performed for six shows only from 20 to 23 June, 2019.
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Why? Celebrate this Tony Award-winning show’s 40th anniversary
When: 20 - 23 June
Phone: (03) 9526 0888
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Cost: Tickets: $101.85 to $203.80 plus booking fee.
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