SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

How I love a good musical. My first ever musical to see was Phantom of the Opera starring premier superstar Anthony Warlow. When I heard he was appearing in Sweeney Todd, I was there in a heartbeat. That incredible deep voice and control of the stage is so engaging. Warlow plays the demon barber Sweeney Todd.

He is supported by the incomparable Gina Riley (famous for playing “Kim” in Kath and Kim) she holds her own on stage as the Pie shop owner Mrs Lovatt.

Photos – TEG live

Prior to seeing this musical, I did not know the story of Sweeney Todd at all, I hadn’t even seen the Johnny Depp film. But boy I’m glad I went. It is so interesting and certainly kept us on the edge of our seat.

Photos – TEG live

Set in 19th century London, the two main characters come into each other’s realms when Todd lives and works above Mrs Lovett’s pie shop after returning from exile. The plot builds from here as Todd exacts revenge on those who wronged him. The plot is deep, dark and twisted with a bit of dark comedy here and there.

Photos – TEG live

I loved how the the orchestra pit was partly above ground so you could see them perform, led by Musical Director, Vanessa Scammel.

This show is first class and the ICC was an amazing venue for it.

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 musical masterpiece has been brought to the stages of Sydney and Melbourne. Produced by TEG Life Like Company, The show ran from June 13-16 at Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney and will run this week June 20 – 23 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. So, Melbournians get your tickets!

MELBOURNE

 

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Dates & Times: Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm

Friday 21 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 22 June, 2.00pm and 7.30pm

Sunday 23 June, 1.00pm and 6.30pm

Tickets: From $99 excluding booking fees

Bookings: Ticketek https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

 

For more information visit: www.lifelikecompany.com

We’d like to thank Anita from myfoodsafari and teg live for the tickets

 

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