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1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Sweeney Todd

Closed May 14, 2023

A spectacular setting - draws scads of east coast folks to the Shaw Festival


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Shaw Theatre gets gory!

Shaw Festival Theatre presents the deliciously dark and twisted musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece debuted on Broadway in 1979, where it scooped up an incredible eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was later adapted for the screen by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter in the leads. More recently it has seen various high-profile revivals on both Broadway and in London's West End, most notably Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel starring in the concert version at the Lincoln Center in 2014.

The legendary barber Sweeney Todd, hell-bent on revenge after being transported wrongly for murder,returns to London twenty years later and takes up with his neighbour, the enterprising meat pie-making Mrs Lovett in a gory plot to slice their way through London's elite. Justice will be served - along with lush melody, audacious humor and grisly thrills.

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Opening night: 21 April 2023


Suitable for ages 14+

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes including one intermission.

Cast and Creative


Kyle Blair as Adolfo Pirelli
Andrew Broderick as Tobias Ragg
Benedict Campbell as Sweeney Todd
Kristi Frank as Johanna
Jeff Irving as Anthony Hope
Patty Jamieson as Beggar Woman
Corrine Koslo as Mrs Lovett
Marcus Nance as Judge Turpin
Jay Turvey as The Beadle
Kelly Wong as Jonas Fogg


Directed by Jackie Maxwell

Musical direction by Paul Sportelli

Choreography by Valerie Moore

Designed by Judith Bowden

Lighting designed by Alan Brodie

Sound designed by JOHN LOTT

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