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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Book: Hugh Wheeler.
Based on the play by Christopher Bond.

Productions

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 1980
National Theatre, 1993

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
First performance: 2nd July 1980
Director: Harold Prince. Dance and Movement: Larry Fuller.
Production Designer: Eugene Lee. Costumes Designer: Franne Lee.
Lighting Designer: Ken Billington. Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick.
Production Musical Director: Ray Cook. Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell.

November 1980 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Sweeney ToddDenis Quilley
Mrs LovettSheila Hancock
Beggar WomanDilys Watling
TobiasMichael Staniforth
AnthonyAndrew C. Wadsworth
JohannaMandy More
Judge TurpinAustin Kent
Beadle BamfordDavid Wheldon-Williams
PirelliJohn Aron
Jonas Fogg/Ensemble
Understudy Sweeney Todd
Oz Clarke
EnsembleSilvia Beamish
Ensemble
Understudy Pirelli
Michael Bulman
Ensemble
Understudy Tobias
Simon Butteriss
EnsembleLinda D'Arcy
Ensemble
Understudy Johanna
Victoria Duncan
Ensemble
Understudy Beggar Woman
Katherine Dyson
EnsembleMercia Glossop
EnsembleAndrew Golder
EnsembleStuart Haycock
Ensemble
Understudy Beadle Bamford
Stephen Hill
EnsembleMarie Jackson
EnsembleDiane Mansfield
Ensemble
Understudy Judge Turpin
Neil Michael
Ensemble
Understudy Anthony
William Relton
Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lovett
Myra Sands
EnsembleSuzanne Sloan
EnsembleGrant Smith
EnsembleRex Taylor Craig
EnsembleDavid Urwin
Musicians
Deputy Musical DirectorIan Hughes
ViolinsMarta Eitler (Leader), Alla Sharova, Brain Underwood, Geoffrey Illman, John Mayer, Phillip Mienzakovski, Richard Kirkland, Jennifer Swan
ViolasStephen Gorringe, Gruffydd Owen
CelliJohn Franca, Mary Hillier
BassRoy Chiltern
HarpJean Price
OrganRoger Ward
PercussionDave Locke, Ian Hughes
TrumpetsRalph Izen, Howard Evans
HornDaniel Emond
TrombonesNoel Fraser, Paul Beer, Richard Wall
WoodwindLiz Bowes, Gordon Keates, Anton Weinberg, Paul Lowdell, Richard Skinner

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National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre
First performance: 2nd June 1993
Director: Declan Donnellan. Designer: Nick Ormerod.
Music Director: Paddy Cunneen. Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick.
Associate Music Director: Mark Dorrell. Director of Movement: Jane Gibson.
Lighting: Mick Hughes. Dialect Coach: Joan Washington.
Company Voice Work: Patsy Rodenburg,

CharacterPlayed By
Anthony HopeAdrian Lester
Sweeney ToddAlun Armstrong
Beggar WomanSheila Reid
Mrs LovettJulia McKenzie
JohannaCarol Starks
Bird SellerPhilip Curtis
Judge TurpinDenis Quilley
Beadle BamfordBarry James
Tobias RaggAdrian Lewis Morgan
Alfredo PirelliNick Holder
FoggStephen Hanley
The EnsembleDi Botcher
The EnsembleAntoni Garfield Henry
The EnsembleMegan Kelly
The EnsembleMartin Nelson
The EnsembleErnestina Quarcoo
Orchestra
KeyboardsMark Dorrell
ViolinJuliet Leighton-Jones
CelloJudith Herbert
Double BassDavid Berry
ClarinetEmma Fowler
BassoonPaul Harris
TrumpetColin Rae
HornDean Foley
PercussionPhil Hopkins

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