Mrs. Nellie Lovett
Róbert Laczkó Vass
Choir: Melinda Kántor, Csilla Albert, Ferenc 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
Katalin Incze G.
Date of the opening: May 16, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adapatation by
Originally Directed on Broadway by
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.