Wexford Light Opera Society are delighted to be performing their latest Production Sweeney Todd in late April, commencing on Monday 30th April until Saturday 5th May 2018 in the National Opera House at 8pm Nightly.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond.
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high water mark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.
Meet the Cast for WLOS’s Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd: Tony Carty
Mrs Lovett: Catherine (Biddy Walsh)
Anthony Hope: Brendan Long
Johanna: Ciara Cullinane
Tobias Ragg: Michael O’Gorman
Judge Turpin: John Crosbie
The Beadle: Michael Farrell
Beggar Woman: Antonia Close
Adolfo Pirelli: George Lawlor
Jonas Fogg: Pat Lawlor
Director – Vivian Coates
Musical Director – Fintan Cleary
Chorographer – Debbie Kiernan
Chorus Mistress – Eithne Corrigan
Stage Manager - Colin Murphy
Tickets will be available from our Box Office on 053 9174808 from Friday 13th April (for Priority Booking) and from Monday 16th April for General Booking. (To avail of Priority Booking you need to be a member/associate member/Friend of the Society. If you wish to renew any of these subscriptions please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a 2018 Priority Booking Form.
We are expecting strong demand based on enquiries we have already received, so please book early to avoid disappointment.