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Sweeney Todd Term 3

8 - 9 August 2023

In the Drama Theatre


Stages 5 - 6

Attend the deliciously dark tale of Sweeney Todd. A gruesome story of a man who is living life by the razor’s edge. Students can experience Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical theatre thriller, Sweeney Todd, starring Ben Mingay (Hacksaw Ridge) and Helpman award nominee Antoinette Halloran (Mary and Max), directed by celebrated Australian opera and musical theatre director Stuart Maunder – this is a horror operetta you don’t want to miss.

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Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd

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) and Antoinette Halloran (Mary and Max), 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.

Presented by Sydney Opera House in association with Victorian Opera.


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Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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