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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
By C.S. Bond

Sweeney Todd is the tale of a barber, a victim of society who is imprisoned and exiled after being unjustly sentenced by a lecherous judge who takes his wife and child from him. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to London, under a new identity – Sweeney Todd – to avenge his ruined life. He meets up with Nellie Lovett, a woman who bakes and sells meat pies; and before long there is a strange relationship between the customers who fall prey to Sweeney’s razor and the fillings that find their way into Mrs Lovett’s pies!

In 2006 the Gwent Young People’s Theatre celebrates its 50th birthday. Established in 1956 by Drama Adviser Melville Thomas, thousands of young people have experienced a variety of theatre activities and productions under the direction of professional theatre practitioners. The guest director for Sweeney Todd, Ken Caswell, has directed 16 productions of Les Miserables world wide for Cameron Mackintosh and directed Cymry for the World which opened the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

The youth theatre has a reputation for consistently high standards and has won acclaim for their recent productions of ‘Tales From Ovid’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Lark Rise’, ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘What the Butler Saw’
The entire cast and crew deserve the highest praise for a riveting performance. How lucky we are to have such excellent drama right on our doorstep.
‘Oliver Twist’-Lesley Flynn, Free Press

Gwent Theatre provides a high quality Theatre in Education and Youth Theatre service for schools and communities that is creative, diverse and inclusive. Productions, performances and workshops activities create access and participation for young people to experience live theatre and develop an appreciation of the creative arts, provoke discussion of current issues and inspire an interest in the world in which they live.

The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny on January 19, 20 and 21 at 7.30pm
and on January 20 at 1.30pm – Signed performance January 21.
Tickets: £6.00 - £4.00 concessions available from Borough Theatre Box Office 01873 850805

Special ticket price for schools and youth groups on:
Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm and Friday 20th January at 1.30pm
All tickets - £3.00
Gwent Theatre  
web site

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