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Sweeney Todd - A Victorian Melodrama

Thu 6 June - Fri 7 June

Sweeney Todd - A Victorian Melodrama

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06 Jun

7.30pm

From: £20.50

Fri

07 Jun

2pm

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Fri

07 Jun

7.30pm

From: £20.50

Opera della Luna

SWEENEY TODD
The Original! A Victorian Melodrama

The story of Sweeney Todd first appeared on the stage in 1847, in a melodrama at the Britannia Theatre in the east end of London. The String of Pearls, as it was originally called, was based on a popular “penny dreadful” serialised story.

Opera della Luna recreate that original melodramatic production, restoring the musical element of sensational story telling with an orchestra of ten musicians, and music penned by British opera composers of the Victorian age.

The production was seen last year in London and gained four and five star reviews including being voted Best Show by The Times:

“Not Stephen Sondheim’s hyper-clever Broadway show this time, but the original 1847 melodrama by George Dibdin Pitt. It was even more popular in its day than Sondheim’s is in ours. After seeing this riotously funny production by Jeff Clarke’s Opera della Luna company you understand why.”

Come and be shocked, terrified, and amazed; and most important of all: hiss the villain, – the notorious Fiend of Fleet Street!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A PRODUCTION OF THE MUSICAL BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM