Sweeney Todd

Attend the tale…

Cygnet Players are excited to be performing Sweeney Todd, the dark and witty account of a wronged barber who grows increasingly fixated on gory retribution for crimes against his family, aided by his adoring – and resourceful – accomplice, Mrs Lovett, who runs a questionable eatery on Fleet Street.

Set against the grimy backdrop of 19th century London, Wheeler’s book and Sondheim’s chilling score immerse us in a story of love, murder and revenge. Winner of 8 Tony awards (including Best Musical), Sweeney Todd is a tasty theatrical treat that will send a shiver down your spine and leave you looking at pies in a very different light…


Director – Tom Howard
Choreographer – Catherine Higgins

Producer – Lydia James

 Musical Director – Ashley Harvey
Assistant MD – Joanna Cheng


Information about auditions will be published here soon, so please keep checking back and look out for announcements on our social media channels!


If you are interested in auditioning, join us for our information night / pre-audition workshop on Monday 22nd April at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18 5EP.


26th September – first meeting and audition workshop
Auditions 3rd Oct, 6th Oct (6-10pm) and 8th Oct (if needed)
Recalls -13th October (5-9pm)
First rehearsal- 15th October


  • Auditions: Thursday 2nd May and Monday 6th May (bank holiday Monday)
  • Recalls: Thursday 9th May
  • First rehearsal: Tuesday 14th May
  • Performances: Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th September

Auditions, recalls and rehearsals will all take place at St Barnabas Church Hall.

An information pack with full details of the characters and more information about the production and audition process is available at the link below. The deadline for audition forms is Friday 26th April.


Girl – Ruth Furber
Guy – James Warner
Reza – Caitlin Plummer
Andrej – Eleanor Conroy
Da – Seumas Grey
Baruska – Nur Diker Köksal

Emcee – Emma Recknell
Bank Manager – Ben Thomas
Billy/Music Captain – Oscar Denihan
Ex-Girlfriend – Sophie Warren
Eamon – Annie Houseago
Svec – Tom Howard

Lorna Wills, Pete Shatwell, Sinead Burniston

Photography by Russell Hughes.