AFTER three months of intensive rehearsals, the older members of Arbroath’s musical theatre school are almost ready to take to the stage with ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, in what has perhaps been their most difficult challenge to date.
The story tells of the infamous barber and his partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, as they seek revenge throughout London, picking off their victims one by one. However, the show isn’t just about gruesome killings and cannibalism. In fact, there is much less focus on the gore, and much more on young love and the humorous dark side of Mrs Lovett.
Ignore anything you may have seen or heard before, as The LimeLight Company is reinventing Sweeney Todd.
Not only does The LimeLight Company promise to shock and surprise you with their performances, but they are taking it one step further.
Director Chris O’Mara explains: “We want an audience to lose themselves completely when they enter the theatre, and feel as if they are really experiencing the story first hand. So, to help our audiences along, we are adding in a few sensual aids. Subtle smells will play a role in painting the imaginary picture, as well as a chance to taste our unique freshly baked pies. There may also be some opportunities for the audience to interact with our Londoners, as well as our Londoners interacting with our audiences!”
Due to the difficulty of the show, the LimeLight’s have been joined by an older cast, The LifeLights. “Sondheim’s musical thriller is renowned as being one of the hardest shows to perform, and we’ve certainly been pushed to the extremes, vocally, physically and emotionally,” added Michael Carlin, producer. “With the help of the older cast members, our kids have raised the bar and really stepped up to the challenge.”
Do not miss out on this amazing experience in 4D – the first of its kind in Arbroath. ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ runs from Wednesday, August 29, to Saturday, September 1, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Webster Memorial Theatre.
Tickets are £8 on opening night, and £10 for the rest of the run and are available from the Webster Theatre Box Office.
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