28 November - 8 December
Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) returns to Singapore to star in Sweeney Todd. Featuring rock icon Jett Pangan as the titular character, and Lea Salonga as Mrs. Lovett, this theatrical treat has won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical). 2019 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the musical, written and composed by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Some of his best known works include West Side Story, Company, Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods.
It tells the story of an unjustly accused barber who returns from exile seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin who framed him. The road to revenge leads Sweeney Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. 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 lining up… and that’s just the beginning of the carnage.