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Director: Martyn Knight
Musical Director: Paul Laidlaw


"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit

and the vermin of the world inhabit it

and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit

and it goes by the name of London."


Sweeney Todd:

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

22 February - 04 March 2023

York Theatre Royal

One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the unsettling tale of a Georgian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life.


Noted as composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, York Light Opera Company bring the multi-award winning Sweeney Todd to the stage. A tasty, thrilling, theatrical masterpiece which is sure to both excite and delight audiences.


Wed 22 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm
Thu 23 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm 
Fri 24 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm
Sat 25 Feb 2023 - 2.30pm | 7.30pm

Mon 27 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm 
Tue 28 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm
Wed 01 Mar 2023 - 7.30pm
Thu 02 Mar 2023 - 7.30pm
Fri 03 Mar 2023 - 7.30pm
Sat 04 Mar 2023 - 2.30pm | 7.30pm

York Theatre Royal - Main House

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward,

Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, in association with Dean and Judy Manos

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI (


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