40 years since his original Broadway debut, the demon barber of Fleet Street is packing all his tools for Singapore for his first-ever visit. From November 28 to December 8, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) takes the Tony Award-winning musical thriller by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim from dark, dingy London to the Sands Theatre at the iconic Marina Bay Sands.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street follows an unjustly accused barber with a taste for macabre who is hellbent on revenge against the man who framed him. This SRT production stars Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Lea Salonga, best known for giving voice to Kim in Miss Saigon, as well as Disney characters Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. The legendary songstress plays the role of Mrs Lovett, Sweeney's accomplice who bakes his victims into pies at her bakery.
But it's not all blood, murder and catastrophe, the musical explores themes of human interaction that are still relevant in today's political landscape: how people can move around the world with impunity, how dark human desires can be and the lengths people are willing to go to in order to survive.
Dying for a taste of those unsavoury pies? Secure your seats at srt.com.sg. Tickets are priced from $55.
Time Out Singapore in partnership with Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)