30 JUL - 11 AUG 2013
A Curve Community Production. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A Musical Thriller.
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. From an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Originally directed by Harold Prince. Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean & Judy Manos.
Following the sell-out success of previous productions of Oliver! and West Side Story, Curve's professional production team will again join a group of hugely talented local performers to bring to life the legend of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.
Sondheim's brooding musical thriller contains themes of horror and violence and also a pie shop full of humour. From its first UK performance in London in 1980 to the stunning 2007 screen adaptation by Tim Burton, this tale of obsession and vengeance has enraptured audiences.
Directed by Paul Kerryson and set in Victorian London, the musical depicts Sweeney Todd's murderous quest for justice and retribution aided and abetted by the outrageous ideas of Mrs Lovett.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. This amateur production will be performed by members of the local community.
Help raise funds for Community Productions at Curve and enjoy a wet-shave before the show.
We've partnered with Leicester barber shop, The Cutting Room on Belvoir Street to help raise funds to support our Community Production of Sweeney Todd and our on-going Experience Curve community programme.
The Cutting Room will be offering audience members the chance to experience a traditional 9-step wet-shave with a cut-throat razor – just like the one used by the Demon Barber of Fleet Street himself… if you dare!
The wet-shaves will take place on our Foyer Stage and will cost just £10, with all proceeds going towards Curve’s participation and learning work within the local community.
Thu 8 Aug from 5.15 – 7.15pm
Sat 3 Aug from 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Sun 11 Aug from 3 – 4pm
You can also support our Sweeney Todd Fund-Razor by donating via our dedicated Just Giving site: http://www.justgiving.com/sweeneytoddfundrazor or by texting TODD01 and the donation amount to 70070 (e.g. TODD01 £5).
|Performance Type||Price Area A||Price Area B||Price Area C|
|Tue - Thu||£16.50||£12.50||£8.50|
|Fri - Sun||£18.50||£14.50||£10.50|
Tue - Sat evenings, 7.30pm
Sat matinee, 2,30pm
Sun matinee, 4pm