Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Kilkenny Musical Society’s highly anticipated 2015 production of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be performed from the 12th to 18th of April 2015 at 8pm nightly in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny.
The society are delighted to welcome back director Christine Scarry in her second show with the society, after directing last year’s hugely successful award winning production of “Michael Collins – A Musical Drama”.
Christine will direct a stellar cast that includes Kevin Reade and Sarah Brennan in the iconic roles of the tormented and vengeful barber - Sweeney Todd, and the entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner - Mrs. Lovett. They will be joined by David Doyle as Anthony - a naive young sailor - and Kevina Hayes as Johanna – Todd's long-lost daughter and Anthony’s love interest.
Ciarán Dunphy plays the flamboyant Italian rival barber Adolfo Pirelli, with Adam O’Brien as Tobias Ragg - Pirelli’s downtrodden apprentice.
The lecherous Judge Turpin will be played by Fergal Millar, while Alan Grant will play Beadle Bamford - a pompous public official who is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Delia Larkin will play The Beggar Woman - a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbours a dark, surprising secret.
This magnificent cast will be supported by a 12 piece orchestra, a chorus of nearly 50, and the usual high standard production values associated with Kilkenny Musical Society performances.
Christine will be joined on the creative team by renowned musical director David Wray in his first show with the society.
This production will also feature scenic design by John O’Donoghue, and lighting design by Gerry Taylor.
Box office opens 1st January 2015 – 056-7761674 or www.watergatetheatre.com.