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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

It’s 40 years since the demon barber of Fleet Street first sang his story on stage to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. However, the legend of Sweeney Todd dates back much further. An urban myth about a psychotic barber and the dubious contents of meat pies floated around London in the early 1800s […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

REVIEW: Assassins

Assassins is astounding audiences with its return to the stage, sharing a visually spectacular, fun and absolutely hilarious story that you won’t want to miss! Set in a foggy, abandoned shooting gallery full of giant carnival letters, carousel horses and dodgem cars, a group of time travelling rebels who are obsessed with guns and power […]

Merrily We Roll Along

The Depot Theatre is welcoming Merrily We Roll Along in March for a three week season. Based on the book by George Furth and with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along follows the friendship between three people – Franklin, Mary and Charley – in reverse from 1976 to 1957. “It’s one […]

Assassins

Assassins is an odd premise for a musical. A group of misfits gather at a fairground shooting gallery with a problem to solve. Each come to the same conclusion. They must kill the President of the United States! From John Wilkes Booth through Lee Harvey Oswald to John Hinckley Jr, Assassins takes us through the […]