After three years of hit productions, Spotlight Academy at DUCTAC is returning in April 2013 with another classic show, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller Sweeney Todd. The academy has become known for producing acclaimed new versions of classic musicals that combine the talents of the very best young UAE-based performers with professional musical theatre stars from around the globe. Sweeney Todd comes hot on the heels of this summer’s sell-out production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, last year’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story and 2010’s smash hit Hairspray. Sweeney Todd will once again give the very best local performers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work, rehearse and perform alongside some of the UK and USA’s leading theatrical stars under the direction of a team of top international creatives.
First performed on Broadway in 1979, Sweeney Todd is a rare example of a musical thriller. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge upon the evil judge Turpin who framed him for a crime he didn’t commit. His thirst for revenge expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs, Mrs. Lovett, who soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe.
Tickets : Balcony – Dhs150, Stalls – Dhs175