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Photos of Thom Sesma, Sally Ann Triplett & new cast members of Sweeney Todd released
Check out the new production photos from Barrow Street Theatre's Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Brand new production photos of the new cast members of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have now been released including Broadway veterans Thom Sesma (as Sweeney Todd) and Sally Ann Triplett (as Mrs. Lovett), alongside Zachary Noah Piser (as Tobias), Billy Harrigan Tighe (as Anthony), and DeLaney Westfall (as Johanna).
Following its critically acclaimed, sold-out engagement at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop in London - the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain - previews began at the specially re-created working pie shop environment within off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre on February 14, 2017, before an official opening on March 1.
The classic musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler. The Tooting Arts Club production features an adaptation by Christopher Bond and is directed by Bill Buckhurst.
Synopsis: "Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family."
The creative team features music direction by Matt Aument, music supervision & arrangements by Benjamin Cox, scenic & costume design by Simon Kenny, lighting design by Amy Mae Smith and sound design by Matt Stine.
Traditional pie and mash is served prior to each performance, with William "Bill" Yosses serving as Official Pie Maker.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street originally premiered on Broadway in 1979 at the Uris Theatre (now the Gershwin), starring Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd and Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett. The production went on to win 8 Tony Awards including "Best Musical," "Best Book of a Musical," and "Best Original Score". It has since been revived twice on the Great White Way - 1989 at Circle in the Square and 2005 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The musical made its West End debut and won the Olivier Award for "Best New Musical" in 1980. London revivals were staged in 1993, 2004 and most recently in 2012, with the latter picking up three Olivier Awards including "Best Muscial Revival". Tim Burton directed the 2007 movie adaptation, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, which received two Golden Globe Awards and three Oscar nominations.
Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tickets are available now for performances through to May 27, 2018.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)