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    Play, Wed 30 Apr - Sat 3 May 2014

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


    The Marlowe Theatre Box Office

    01227 787787


    The Friars,
    CT1 2AS

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    Stephen Sondheim's classic musical black comedy.

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler

    Blamed for a crime he did not commit and forced to endure years of hard labour, Benjamin Barker returns to London a broken and bitter man.

    Greeted with news of his wife's death and his daughter's imprisonment at the hands of the corrupt Judge responsible for his exile, the former barber, now known as Sweeney Todd, swears revenge on those who have wronged him.

    So starts a murderous chain of events which sees Sweeney team up with lonely pie shop proprietress Mrs Lovett and which will have far-reaching and devastating consequences.

    This production of the Tony award-winning musical sees Canterbury Operatic Society perform with a full 20-piece orchestra for the very first time.

    From an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Originally directed by Harold Prince. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos.

    This amateur production by Canterbury Operatic Society is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

    Suitable for 12yrs+

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 30 Apr - Sat 3 May 2014
    Evenings: 7.30pm
    Sat matinee: 2.30pm
    Main Auditorium


    TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
    £20, £17.50, £15, £12.50
    Premier Seats: £25

    The Marlowe Friends and Friends of Canterbury Operatic: £2.50 off top two prices (excluding Premier Seats)
    Groups: Bring 10 or more people and get 10% off.

    *Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.



    See location of The Marlowe Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28068 Long: 1.07925

    Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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