Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society. Redgum Centre, Wentworthville. May 15 – 23, 2015.
Reminiscent of a period book or newspaper illustration, the black and white London backdrop is the striking first impression for Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller, based on the bloodthirsty revenge melodrama of the same name, telling the tale of a barber, wrongfully transported to NSW, who returns to 19th century London after 15 years, bent on vengeance.