Music by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Spotlight Theatre, Benowa, Gold Coast. Directed and Choreographed by Tess Burke Oct 24 – Nov 15, 2014
If you like your musicals bright, light and colourful, then Sweeney Todd is not for you. The curtain opens onto a dark foggy night in old London and you can feel the tone of the complex story covering everything from betrayal, lust, greed, and murder.
The title role was played brilliantly by Lionel Theunissen, with a large supporting cast: all with excellent singing voices under the baton of Matt Pearson. I could not find one weakness, quite a bonus in community theatre.