SWEENEY TODD: THE VICTORIAN MELODRAMA

18 Apr - 19 Apr 2023


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

Theatres like the Britannia at that time had large permanently employed orchestras, and the first Sweeney Todd would have been performed with a score of orchestral music. Opera della Luna’s new production restores the musical element of story-telling with an orchestra of ten musicians, and music penned by British opera composers of the Victorian age.

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
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Ticketing Info

Performance Times: 7.30pm

Tickets: £30

All prices include any booking fees.

 

General booking opens - 23rd January, 11am


Venue Info

The Theatre