Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is possibly one of the darkest musicals ever written.
In 1979 it won the Tony award for Best Musical and has been thrilling audiences ever since.
Sweeney Todd (Gareth Jay) is the unsettling Victorian barber who returns home to London after 15 years to wreak revenge on the corrupt Judge Turpin (Adam Salathial) who exiled him.
He comes up with a deadly plan for vengeance and his business associate, Mrs Lovett (Sam Ferguson), short of meat for her pies, bakes the bodies of Todd’s victims into her pies and sells them to an unsuspecting public.
The role of Judge Turpin’s assistant, the Beadle, is played by Peter Bonner and Pirelli, the shady Italian barber who markets a miracle elixir, is played by Tate Bennet.
The show, directed by Cat Rippon, runs over three weekends.
Early-bird tickets are available at the discount price of $17 from 0458 046 414 before March 18.