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Sweeney Todd


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by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Angela Lansbury and George Hearn in the second of two programmes
Sondheim on Broadway
Sweeney Todd tells the ever-popular and grisly tale of the murderous career of the demon barber of Fleet Street. Based on a play by the English writer CHRISTOPHER BOND , it traces the story of Sweeney's revenge on society and features some of the composer's most haunting and original music. The
Broadway production of the show swept the board at the Tony awards and this special television production has just won three American Emmys. Introduced by Ronald Eyre
Executive producers


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: George Hearn
Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Christopher Bond
Introduced By: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Ellen M. Krass
Producer: Bonnie Burns
Director: Terry Hughes
Sweeney Todd: George Hearn
Mrs Lovett: Angela Lansbury
Anthony Hope: Cris Groenendaal
Beggar woman: Sara Woods
Judge Turpin: Edmund Lyndeck
Beadle: Calvin Remsberg
Johanna: Betsy Joslyn
Tobias Ragg: Ken Jennings
Pirelli: Sal Mistretta
Birdseller: Spain Logue
Passer-by: Walter Charles
Jonas Fogg: Michael Kalinyen

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