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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Performances – Tuesday 31st March to Saturday 4th April 2020.

Age guidance 12+

The history of the world, my sweet, is who gets eaten and who gets to eat.’

In a corrupt, industrial London, while the entitled abuse their power, desperate workers and opportunists resort to whatever means necessary to survive. Quietly, in Fleet Street, one man – broken by grief and injustice at the hands of the ‘privileged few’ – executes his juicy revenge on a society that has failed him.

LOS Musical Theatre is excited to bring the iconic, enraged barber to Lewes Town Hall, along with his legendary accomplice Mrs Lovett and her deliciously questionable pies.

When it opened on Broadway in 1979 Sweeney Todd scooped no fewer than eight Tony Awards. This was followed a year later in London with the Olivier for Best New Musical and every revival since has enjoyed enormous success.

Stephen Sondheim’s mesmerising music and thought-provoking lyrics underscore this frighteningly resonant, relevant masterpiece. It bakes a succulent recipe of comedy, tragedy and thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat, hungry for more.


Workshops and auditions will take place at Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes BN7 1PL.

Thursday 17th October, 7:30 pm – Workshop (music & choreography).
N.B. Applicants should take part in at least one workshop to learn the music and choreography for their audition.
Thursday 17th October, 9:00 pm – APPLICATION DEADLINE.
Saturday 19th October – AUDITIONS. These will be held throughout the day, with specific time slots to be advised on Friday 18th October.
Monday 21st October, from 7:30 pm – Recalls if required.
Thursday 24th October – FIRST REHEARSAL with full cast.

NB. Regular rehearsals will be Mondays and Thursdays.

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Director: Michelle Dennis
Musical Director: Rob Cousins
Assistant Choreographer: Nicola Scott
Production Assistants: Nick Hazle and Amy Reynolds

Kindly sponsored by The Barber Shop Lewes in the Riverside.

The Barber Shop Lewes Logo

Enjoy £5 off a Haircut or Hot-Towel Shave. Just quote ‘Sweeney Todd’ at your next appointment. Offer limited to one per customer.

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed on Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE

Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK

Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe