Project Description

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber

of Fleet Street

Synopsis

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

Credits

Book by
Hugh Wheeler

Music and Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

PERFORMANCE SEASON

May 6 – May 28, 2022

MEET OUR

creative team

Shane Webb

Director.

Shane is thrilled to find himself back on the Director’s side of the table after helming Phoenix’s productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kinky Boots, and Young Frankenstein; as well as The Producers for Queensland Musical Theatre, and Writer’s Block for MTG to name a few. His acting credits include Pluto and Dante in the Australian Premier of Jasper In Deadland, King Max, Billy Bigelow, Prof. Harold Hill, The Cowardly Lion, Roo Webber, and Prof. Callahan. He is studying a Bachelors in Writing and Communication through Curtin University, has studied Acting at the University of Southern Queensland, and Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. Shane also serves as Editor-In-Chief of TheFourthWall, is proudly the Artistic Director for Phoenix Ensemble, and is a passionate advocate for the Arts Community in SEQ and Australia.

Nicky Griffith

Musical Director.

Nicky Griffith is a conductor, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. She is the Assistant Conductor of Queensland Youth Orchestras and directs the Instrumental Music – Strings Program at Varsity College. Nicky is a popular engagement at workshop events for young musicians across the Gold Coast and has appeared as guest conductor of the Queensland Youth Symphony at QPAC, the Cadenza Chamber Players and in rehearsals for the UQ Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2012, Nicky has contributed to over forty musical theatre productions in South-East and North Queensland as musical director, conductor, cellist, bassist, or technical engineer. She musically directed and conducted Hot Shoe Shuffle in 2021 (Savoyards), was assistant musical director and guest conductor of Oklahoma! in 2019 (Savoyards), assistant musical director of Les Misérables in 2022 (Lynch & Patterson) and is currently musically directing and conducting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (HOTA). 

Currently studying a Master of Music Studies in conducting at the Queensland Conservatorium and a recipient of the Griffith Award for academic excellence, Nicky holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Music Studies in conducting from the same university, as well as a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland.

Benjamin Richards

Assistant Musical Director.

Ben is multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and teacher. Previously, he has been the music director for productions of Heathers, and Little Shop of Horrors, and has been in the pit on various instruments for shows ranging from A Chorus Line to Next 2 Normal. By day, Ben teachers drums, strings, and piano at a few locations around southeast Queensland. He also engages in a variety of other roles including lighting, sound, and production.

Victoria Sica

Choreographer.

Victoria Sica is originally from New York and spent the majority of her childhood immersed in the magic that is Broadway theater. Over the years she has added countless styles of dance to her ever growing repertoire such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, East Coast Swing, Acro, and more. After her relocation to Brisbane, Victoria has continued to foster her love of theater by performing in shows such as ‘Chicago’ (Ensemble), ‘Young Frankenstein’ (Featured Dancer), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Silly Girl), ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (Featured Dancer and Veruca Salt Swing), ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ (Featured Dancer), and ‘Bring It On’ (Skylar). She also worked as the Assistant Choreographer on Phoenix Ensembles ‘Kinky Boots’ and is thrilled to be back at the Tin Shed to Choreograph once again. Sweeney Todd has been one of Victoria’s favorite shows since she was a young girl and she is so excited for the opportunity to bring life to this dark and thrilling tale.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Casting in January, 2022

Director | Shane Webb
Musical Director | Nicky Griffith
Choreographer | Victoria Sica
Stage Manager / Assistant Director | Georgie Schofield
Props Master / Assistant Director | Ren Gerry
Sound Design | Jacob Cash
Lighting Design | Liam Gilliland
Set Design | Wendy Pascoe, Shane Webb, Breanna Gear & Victoria Sica
Costume, Hair, Makeup Design | Breanna Gear
Set Construction | Liam Gilliland, Pat Lancaster, Michael Redfern & Justin Tubb-Hearne
Set Painting and Styling | Ren Gerry, Levi Rayner, Daniel Lelic, Breanna Gear, Wendy Pascoe, Stephen Wood, Georgie Schofield, Tristan Ham, Jessica Ham & Stephanie Collins
Follow Spot | Olivia Baker & Isabelle Quayle
Stage Crew | Harley Roy
Program Design | Priya Shah & Vivien Wood
Promotional Photography | Kenn Santos – PIF Productions
Additional Photography and Film | Louella Baldwin & George Amy
Front of House Supervisors | Tammy Richards & Mel McArthur