Sweeney Todd

Opening night Sweeney Todd: 21 april  2023 De La Mar Theater, Amsterdam

Review Quote

“This creative staging is reinforced by choreographies by Daan Wijnands, who never disappoints. This time he surprises with infectious (ensemble) songs, in which even Da Vinci’s The Last Supper appears.” (NRC – Elisabeth Oosterling)

Sweeney Todd: the demon barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s landmark musical tells the tale of a resourceful pie shop owner and a vengeful barber out for blood. After he’s sent away by a corrupt judge, Sweeney returns to London years later seeking his long-lost family, and forms an unlikely partnership with Mrs. Lovett, who serves up pies underneath his former shop. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest – and most unsettling – pies in London.


Mrs Lovett: Simone Kleinsma
Sweeney Todd: Hans Peter Janssens
Anthony Hope: Jonathan Demoor
Judge Turpin: Milan van Weelden
Beggar woman: Lone van Roosendaal
Johanna: Valerie Curlingford
Tobias Ragg: Samir Hassan
Pirelli: Frank van Hengel
Beadle Bamford: Roben Mitchell
Ensemble: Joris Braster, Iris Verhoek, Brit van der Lans


Jeroen Sleyfer – Musical director
Rosite van der Woude – Piano
Joke op ’t Land – Violin
Mariëtte Laport – Cello
Joel Groenewold – Bass
Mascha Hoogendoorn – Flute 1 / Clarinet
Annet Karsten – Flute 2 / Bassoon
Robert-Jan Looysen – Horn
Frank Vermast – Trompet
Maria Martpay – Percussion
Jeroen Geevers – Percussion


Book: Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrations : Jonathan Tunick
Adaptation: Christopher Bond
Original direction on Broadway: Harold Prince
Directed by: Frank Van Laecke
Translation: Koen van Dijk
Musical director: Jeroen Sleyfer
Choreography & Staging: Daan Wijnands
Costume design: Yan Tax
Set design: Carla Janssen Hofelt
Scène photography: Set Vexy
Producer: MediaLane in association with Theater DeLaMar

Original producer on  Broadway: Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary lea Johnson, Martin Richards
In association with Dean en Judy Manos
This production was created in collaboration with authors’ agency ALMO on behalf of Music Theater International (Europe)


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