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, “the demon barber of Fleet Street”.
From the maestro of musical theatre Stephen Sondheim, and the storytelling genius of Hugh Wheeler, comes a gripping tale of tragedy and revenge set in the depths of London. Sweeney Todd poses 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.
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.
2hrs 45mins (incl. interval)
September 14th, 2024
September 21st, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Arts Centre Melbourne is located across the river from Melbourne’s CBD and can be reached by a wide range of transport options
BY TRAIN: The closest train station to all venues is Flinders Street Station. Exit the station onto Swanston Street, turn your back on the city and walk across Princes Bridge.
BY TRAM: The tram routes that stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne are: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. This stop is number 14 – “Arts Precinct"
BY BIKE: Bicycle lanes run north and south along St Kilda Road. On-street bicycle hoops are available outside Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building (under the Spire)
BY CAR: The Arts Centre Melbourne undercover car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The car park entrance is located at 4 Sturt Street. It is housed underneath the Theatres Building – a 5 minute walk (outside) to Hamer Hall or a 10 minute walk along St Kilda Rd to Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The car park is a cash-free facility, so please make sure you have a valid credit or debit card before entering.
Music And Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Adaptation: Christopher Bond
Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick
Original Director: Harold Prince
Conductor: Phoebe Briggs
Director: Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer: Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer: Philip Lethlan
Sound Designer: Jim Atkins
CAST: To Be Announced
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs for 2hrs 45mins (incl. interval).
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is at Melbourne's Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tickets start at $44.
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