A demon David Bedella prepares to play Sweeney Todd

David Bedella and cast of Sweeney Todd. Photo by Darran Bell.
David Bedella and cast of Sweeney Todd. Photo by Darran Bell.

Here is the first photo of David Bedella and Sarah Ingram and the cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street .

Olivier Award winner Bedella is set to play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Sweeney with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, will kick-off the autumn season at Twickenham Theatre London Road, in West London.

It will start previews on September 10 and runs to October 4.

The new venue’s first in-house show is a co-production with West End producer David Adkin.

David Bedella was a triple award winner for creating the role of the warm-up man Jonathan Weiruss/Satan in Jerry Springer The Opera.

To thousands of cult fans he is remembered as Frank ‘n’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. His other theatre credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago, and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

He starred as Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy and Wilson Mizner in Sondheim’s Road Show, both at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

In the past year he played Man 1 in the acclaimed production of Sondheim’s Putting It Together at St.James Theatre and Kevin in Into The Heights at Southwark Playhouse.

On television David played Dr Carlos Fashola in Holby City and more recently guest starred in By Any Means and Inside No. 9.

His film credits include Alexander and Batman Begins.

Sarah Ingram’s many West End musicals include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre, Inherit The Wind, Flashdance, Imagine This, Muderous Instincts and Napoleon.

She worked with David Bedella on Sondheim’s Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The full cast is: Mikaela Newton, Chris Coleman, Josh Tevendale, Zoe Curlett, David Bedella, Sarah Ingram, Shaun Chambers, Genevieve Kingsford and Mark McKerracher.

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