Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

19 Jun - 22 Jun @ The Bridewell Theatre

By C G Bond
Directed by Alex T Hornby, Fiona Partington

In this play version of the old melodrama (on which Sondheim's musical is based), Sweeney Todd returns to London to seek revenge on those who stole his life. With the assistance of the delirious Mrs. Lovett he resumes his work as a master barber with his sights (and blades) set upon the throats of his tormentors, whilst Mrs. Lovett revitalises her flagging pie shop by unusual and unsavoury means. 

This production contains violence and sustained threat and is not suitable for children under 15.

We are currently looking for people to crew this show. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether that be with lighting, set, props, costume, make-up or something in-between. You can apply to be part of our crew by clicking here

Tickets: £15.00 Adults / £10.00 Members / £11.00 Concessions

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Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players is a London-based amateur dramatics group which rehearses in Canary Wharf and performs at the Bridewell Theatre in Blackfriars. We do all that we can to maintain an ethos of high quality productions whilst making them accessible to all.

The group was started in 1889 as The Barclays Dramatic Society for members of Barclays Bank; the 'Spread Eagle' is in fact a reference to the spread eagle in Barclays Bank's old logo. These days, membership to the Spread Eagle Players is open to everyone over the age of 18, but the group still enjoys the support of the bank.



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Sweeney bubbling along nicely

The cast and crew of Sweeney Todd are rehearsing this Saturday for the show at the Bridewell Theatre in just a couple of weeks time. Rehearsals are coming along well and all are happy as pie. They look forward to delivering you this deliciously chilling tale of revenge. Will you be brave enough to take a bite? Tickets are on sale now from our box office.
Posted 01/06/19

Pub Quiz Success!

Our first event of the new social calendar was a huge success yesterday evening. Four teams took part in an evening of trivia and pizza eating and the game was hotly contested! Eventually after rounds on the 19th century, colours and of course theatre, The Office Flops beat off the competition by 3 points becoming the inaugural Spreadies Pub Quiz champions.
Posted 23/08/18


June 19

Wednesday 19th - 7:30 PM
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Thursday 20th - 7:30 PM
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday 21st - 7:30 PM
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Saturday 22nd - 5:00 PM
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October 19

Wednesday 9th - 7:30 PM
In Basildon
Thursday 10th - 7:30 PM
In Basildon
Friday 11th - 7:30 PM
In Basildon
Saturday 12th - 5:00 PM
In Basildon

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