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David Bedella and Sarah Ingram in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd David Bedella as Sweeney Sarah Ingram as Mrs Lovett
Sweeney Todd David Bedella as Sweeney Sarah Ingram as Mrs Lovett Photographer Darren Bell

Meet David Bedella and Sarah Ingram and the cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Cast Left to Right MIKAELA NEWTON (Tobias), CHRIS COLEMAN (The Beadle), JOSH TEVENDALE (Anthony), ZOË CURLETT (Beggar Woman), DAVID BEDELLA (Sweeney Todd), SARAH INGRAM (Mrs. Lovett), SHAUN CHAMBERS (Pirelli), GENEVIEVE KINGSFORD (Johanna), MARK McKERRACHER (Judge Turpin) Photo: Darren Bell

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play the role of the razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd,and Sarah Ingram will play the role of his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, will kick-off the autumn season at Twickenham Theatre in West London. It will start previews on Wednesday 10 September and runs to Saturday 4 October.

The new venue’s first in-house show is a co-production with West End producer David Adkin.

David Bedella was a triple award winner, named Best Actor in a Musical at the 2004 Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Awards, and The Critics Circle Awards, for creating the role of the warm-up man Jonathan Weiruss/Satan in Jerry Springer The Opera. He appeared in the role at the National Theatre, in the West End, the Sydney Opera House and in New York in a concert version at Carnegie Hall. On television David most notably played Dr Carlos Fashola in Holby City and more recently guest starred in By Any Means and Inside No. 9, all for BBC, and his film credits include Alexander and Batman Begins. His other West End starring roles include Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Billy Flynn in Chicago, and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He starred as Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy and Wilson Mizner in Sondheim’s Road Show, both at the Menier Chocolate Factory. In the past year, he played Man 1 in the acclaimed production of Sondheim’s Putting It Together at St.James Theatre and Kevin in Into The Heights at Southwark Playhouse.

Sarah Ingram’s many West End musicals include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre, Inherit The Wind, Flashdance, Imagine This, Murderous Instincts and Napoleon. She worked with David Bedella on Sondheim’s Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Most recently, Sarah played Josie in the revival of the Boy George musical Taboo at Brixton Clubhouse following her critically acclaimed performance as Miss Hannigan in Annie at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Mark McKerracher (Judge Turpin). His West End starring roles include The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Sunday in the Park With George, Ragtime, Cats and The Bodyguard.

Zoe Curlett (Beggar Woman). Her West End starring roles include Christine in The Phantom of the Opera and Cosette in Les Miserables, and Cats and The Secret Garden on UK tour.

The rest of the cast includes: Shaun Chambers (Pirelli), Genevieve Kingsford (who makes her professional debut as Johanna), Mikaela Newton (Tobias), Josh Tevendale (Anthony).

Director Derek Anderson, Musical Supervisor Tim Jackson, Musical Director Ben Holder, Set Design Rachel Stone, Costume Design Olivia Ward , Sound Design Joel Price, Casting Anne Vosser, Producer David Adkin in association with Twickenham Theatre.

LISTINGS INFO
David Adkin in association with Twickenham Theatre presents SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Steet

TWICKENHAM THEATRE
68 London Road
Twickenham, TW1 3QS

Wednesday 10 September – Saturday October 4th
Press Night: Tuesday 16th September at 7.45pm

Evenings: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm
Saturday at 2.30pm
Sunday at 3.00pm

Box office:020 8787 5933
www.twickenhamtheatre.com

Monday 25th August 2014

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