Full cast announced for Sweeney Todd at Coliseum
The full cast has now been announced for the English National Opera and The Gradelinnit Company production of a semi-staged version of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which will run at the London Coliseum for 14 performances between 30 March and 12 April 2015.
Joining the previously announced Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and British actress Emma Thompson in the lead roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, Philip Quast as 'Judge Turpin' and John Owen-Jones as Pirelli will be:
Matthew Seadon-Young (Anthony Hope), Katie Hall (Johanna Barker), Jack North (Tobias Ragg), Alex Gaumond (Beadle Bamford), and Rosalie Craig (Beggar Woman)
The ensemble members for the production are Madeleine Harland, Lydia Gerrard, Leah Penston, Frankie Jenna, Verity Quade, Susannah Van den Berg, Anna O'Byrne, Molly Lynch, Emily Bull, Gaia Wise, Alexandra Grierson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Katie Kerr, Ffion Emyr, Nancy Hill, Edd Campbell Bird, Alastair Brookshaw, Kane Oliver Parry, Scott Cripps, John Barr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Gary Tushaw, Ashley Robinson, Jeff Nicholson, Joseph Prouse, Gavin James, Marc Akinfolarin, Jacob Chapman, Ian Caddick and Adam Vaughan.
The production has also announced an extra performance date, adding an additional matinee at 3pm on Sunday 5 April 2015.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be directed by Lonny Price and feature The ENO orchestra, conducted by David Charles Abell, with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
The musical features a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond. It received its world premiere at the Uris Theatre on Broadway in March 1979, directed by Harold Prince, starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The show received eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.Unlink
Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London's avid and unknowing populace.