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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street A Musical Thriller

22 July - 27 August 2023

In the Drama Theatre

Sydney Opera House Presents

Attend the deliciously dark tale of Sweeney Todd. A gruesome story of a man who is living life by the razor’s edge. Experience Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, starring Ben Mingay (Shrek the Musical, Frayed, Pirates of Penzance, Packed to the Rafters) and Antoinette Halloran (Mary and Max, Macbeth, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll), directed by celebrated Australian opera and musical theatre director Stuart Maunder AM – this is a musical theatre thriller you don’t want to miss.

Sondheim’s award-winning musical

There once was a barber who had it all; a happy life, a beautiful wife – until it all ended in bitter strife. The barber Benjamin Barker loses it all in one savage act of treachery. Now known as Sweeney Todd, he's slicing his way through Victorian London in search of vengeance with his twisted baker-in-crime, Mrs. Lovett, by his side.

Starring the talented Ben Mingay (Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of Penzance, Packed to the Rafters) and Antoinette Halloran (Mary and Max, Macbeth, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll), and directed by the critically acclaimed Stuart Maunder. This eight-time Tony Award®-winning Stephen Sondheim musical thriller will leave you on the razor’s edge of your seat.

So come on in if you dare. This production is as close as you'll want to get to London’s most notorious serial killer.

A Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera Production

Presented by Sydney Opera House

★★★★★
a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it

TimeOut

★★★★1/2
dark and funny and completely watchable

ArtsHub

★★★★★
For a perfect night out at the theatre this 5 star show is not to be missed. It’s faultless

City Hub

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