Stephen Sondheim - Hugh Wheeler

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

musical thriller

Main stage

Sweeney Todd
Gábor Viola
 
Mrs. Nellie Lovett
Andrea Vindis
 
Anthony Hope
Csaba Marosán
 
Johanna Barker
Kinga Ötvös
 
Judge Turpin
József Biró
 
Beadle Bamford
Loránd Váta
 
Tobias Ragg
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
Beggar
Rita Sigmond
 
Lucy Barker
Éva Imre
 
Adolfo Pirelli
Loránd Farkas
 
Jonas Fogg
Szabolcs Balla
 
Narrator
Ervin Szűcs

Choir: Melinda Kántor, Csilla AlbertFerenc Sinkó, András Buzási, Zsolt Vatány, Péter Árus, Krisztina Bíró, Evelyn Budizsa, Noémi Daróczi, Helga Demeter, Leonard  Alain Fodor, Timea Jerovszky, Ágota Major, Bence Molnár, Gergő Mostis, Ágnes Szucher


directed by
Dragoş Galgoţiu
 
conducted by
Katalin Incze G.
 
set design
András Both
 
costume design
Doina Levintza
 
stage manager
Zsolt Györffy

Date of the opening: May 16, 2014


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim        Book by Hugh Wheeler

From an Adapatation by
Christopher Bond

Originally Directed on Broadway by 
Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Johnatan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, in Association with Dean & Judy Manos

SWEENEY TODD is presented through special arrangement with Music theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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Date of opening: 16 May 2014
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission


Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street was presented for the first time in 1979 on Broadway, directed by Harold Prince. The performance won a Tony award for Best Musical the year it premiered. In 2007, Tim Burton created a film adaptation of the musical with Johnny Depp playing the starring role.
The play recounts how barber Benjamin Barker, returning from his exile in London, is confronted with his wife's death and discovers that his daughter is under the tutelage of his deadly enemy, Judge Turpin. Forming an alliance with his former landlady, Mrs. Lovett, he swears vengeance under the pseudonym Sweeney Todd. However, he has to pay a high price for the cruel murders.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber from Fleet Street is a musical with a strong narrative and great music that breaks through the boundaries of the traditionally entertaining genre. The music stresses the characters' passions but, at the same time, the pains of hell are demonstrated by the happenings on the stage, as if we were viewing everything through an aesthetic magnifying glass in a diffused light, similar to a fresco examined from a distance”, said Dragoș Galgoțiu about the performance.