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A daring performance by Spalding's Act II as they take on Sweeney Todd in April




Taking to the stage once again, Act II are facing their hardest, and bloodiest, performance yet - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School edition), writes Patrick Walsh.

After their last success that was Hairspray, the youth theatre group are taking a different approach, looking to a show that will contrast last year's light-hearted, bouncy performance.

Sweeney Todd is exactly that.

Cast members from Sweeney Todd watched a cut-throat shave, in order to more realistically play a barber, at Stuart's Barber Shop in New Road, Spalding. (7815340)
Cast members from Sweeney Todd watched a cut-throat shave, in order to more realistically play a barber, at Stuart's Barber Shop in New Road, Spalding. (7815340)

After returning to London from his wrongful exile, Todd swears revenge on the whole human race, posing as a barber to carry out his murderous acts.

He enlists the help of his neighbour Mrs Lovett, whose meat pies have exploded in popularity after the addition of a new, secret ingredient.

“We try to challenge youth theatre,” said producer Karl Gernert.

“We were looking for a show that was as far from Hairspray as we could get.”

  • The show is on from April 3-6 at the South Holland Centre, Spalding. Tickets are £10, under 16s, over 60s, disabled and companion tickets are £8. Groups of 10+ are £7 per person and multi performance discount tickets (only available through the box office) are £6. Book via the Box Office on: 01775 764777.


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