Welcome to Sound Ideas Theatre Company and our first major production for 2017, Sweeney Todd:
The Warehouse Experience!
“You sir! How about a shave?”
Sweeney Todd fills a void with a bloody and blind quest for vengeance – those who enter his shop are certain to meet a nasty end.
Our story takes place in 1984 – an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of town has become home to Fogg’s asylum.
An ear-piercing factory whistle signals lock-up as our audience finds themselves locked inside a room filled with flickering TVs and crackling radios – patients sit in awe of the flashing images as they prepare to tell you the story of the closest shave you’ll ever know.
This thrilling production heightens Sondheim’s message that it is not just Sweeney that is mad but through it’s corruption, consumption and inequality, society is totally insane.
Sweeney Todd: Warehouse Experience
March 23rd-April 1st 2017
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
“All good things come to those who can wait… ”
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome to Sound Ideas Theatre Company and our first major production for 2017, Sweeney Todd: The Warehouse Experience!
This spring, we perform our first rep-production and our second Sondheim musical – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
We will be transforming a disused warehouse on the fringe of the city in to a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve witnessed before here in Norwich for a 9-night run of this cult musical in a truly immersive setting.
With the help of the Grosvenor fish bar, you can arrive early and enjoy pie and chips in Mrs Lovett’s kitchen before taking your seat for the closest shave you’ll ever know.
Presented in traverse, you will be transported to a room in Fogg’s Asylum – a cavernous space filled with flickering TVs and crackling radios. Patients sit in awe of the flashing images as they invite you to ‘…attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!
Sweeney Todd – Joseph Betts
Mrs Lovett – April Nash/Tina Dalzell
Judge Turpin – Michael Collins
Beadle Bamford – Jake Champion
Pirelli – Joe Ringer
Beggar Woman – Anna Goode/Holly Graham
Anthony – Lewis Aves
Johanna – Nicola Myers
Tobias – Felix Revell
Man 1 – Tom Gutteridge
Man 2 – Daniel Smith
Man 3 – Tom Davies
Man 4 – Will Caton
Woman 1 – Jessica Taylor
Woman 2 – Charly Nash
Woman 3 – Heather Rudolph
Sweeney Todd: Warehouse Experience Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary’s Works, Duke Street, Norwich
March 23rd – April 1st, nightly at 7:30pm.
(except March 26th)