Ware Musical Theatre


Sweeney Todd

Tuesday 26th February 2013 to Saturday 2nd March 2013
Hertford Theatre

Author Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Chris Cumin
Artistic Adviser: John Hebden
Musical Director: Malcolm Dorling
Photos by Steve Beeston Photography

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler`s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!

Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

At the show`s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Although it has been extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, Sweeney Todd is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.


Sweeney ToddPaul Connor
Mrs.LovettSamantha Stringle
JudgeJohn Tripp
BeadleMick Wilson
AnthonyTony Khublall
JohannaEmma Tripp
Beggar WomanSarah Lodge
TobiasDavid Brennan
PirelliJohn Hebden


Stage ManagerNik Mayes
Call DeskSue Hantke
Lighting DesignWill Frost
Sound DesignPhil Stannard
WigsLis Connor
WardrobeYvonne Squire and John Hebden
PropertiesLynne Warrilow
Melanie Hart
Malcolm Budd
Hazel Fisher
MakeupMargaret Davis & team
Front Of House ManagerJohn Davis
Rehearsal PianistBarbara Manning
CostumesTony Brett, Costume store and members
Scenery & furnitureGreen Room Productions & Green Room Scenic Projects Ltd