Cast revealed for Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street Theatre

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Complete casting has been announced for the forthcoming off-Broadway transfer of The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre, following its critically acclaimed, sold-out engagement at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop in London - the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain.

Original London stars Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd), Siobhán McCarthy (Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (Tobias) will all be reprising their respective roles. Joining them will be Matt Doyle (Anthony), Alex Finke (Johanna), Betsy Morgan (Pirelli & Beggar Woman) and two-time Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Beadle). Ensemble members include Colin Anderson, Liz Pearce and Monet Sabel.

Previews will begin at a specially re-created working pie shop environment within off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre on 14 February 2017, before an official opening on 1 March. The production is currently booking through to 4 June 2017.

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 will be 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 behind Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 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 will be 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 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.

- by Tom Millward

Siobhán McCarthy (Mrs. Lovett) & Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd)

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