Artemis Studios proudly presents, Sweeney Todd.
Rehearsals are each Saturday, 13:45 to 18:00, during term time. Full term dates available on the Artemis Website.
Performance: 9th-15th July at the Kenton Theatre, Henley
We will be holding open auditions on the 6th January, at Whitegrove Community Centre, from 13:45 to 18:00.
We will be casting for all of the principle roles, and the ensemble:
Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker
Morose and brooding, a barber by profession who returned to London (after fifteen years of unjust incarceration in an Australian penal colony) to seek revenge first on the corrupt judge who sent him there, and then simply on whoever proves unfortunate enough to end up in his shop.
Please Prepare: Pretty Women AND My Friends
A cheery and chatty but wholly amoral restaurateur whose business has become run down due to a scarcity of meat and who would like to be more than a landlady to Mr. Todd.
Please Prepare: Worst Pies in London
A young, naïve sailor who has rescued Todd and falls in love with Johanna Barker.
Please Prepare: Johanna
Lyric Soprano - Playing age 16-21
Todd's beautiful young daughter, claimed by Judge Turpin as his own ward.
Please Prepare: Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Bass / Bass-Baritone
A corrupt and depraved judiciary official who twists the system to serve his own ends and who has become infatuated by Johanna as she has matured.
Please Prepare: Pretty Women
Tenor - Playing age under 16
A simple young lad who works first for Pirelli, and then for Mrs. Lovett, but does not trust Todd.
Please Prepare: Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
Turpin's right-hand man and accomplice to his dirty deeds.
Please Prepare: Ladies in their sensitivities
Beggar Woman/Lucy Barker
A mad crone with a filthy tongue whose interjections go unheeded, but who is eventually revealed to be Lucy Barker, the wife of Benjamin Barker.
Please Prepare: No Place Like London
Adolfo Pirelli/Danny O'Higgins
An Irish charlatan and former employee of Benjamin Barker's who has since developed a public persona as a flashy, Italian barber; he attempts to blackmail Todd whom he ultimately recognizes from his youth. (In some productions, Pirelli has been played by a woman but still portrayed as a male character.) Will need to do an Italian & Irish accent.
Please Prepare: The Contest
Male & Female Company
Play a variety of roles. Must have strong vocals and able to learn harmonies.
Please Prepare: Ballad of Sweeney Todd