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Sweeney Todd Auditions



Will be held on Tuesday 8th May from 7pm for the characters of Sweeney Todd, Mrs Lovett, Anthony Hope and Johanna;

and on Wednesday 9th May from 7:30pm for the characters of the Beggar Woman, Adolfo Pirelli, Tobias Ragg, Judge Turpin, the Beadle and Jonas Fogg.

Exact time slots for each character can be found here.

Auditions will be held at BOST HQ (24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG).

Further information regarding registration and audition passages are available now, by emailing our Librarian:

Sweeney Todd Principal Characters:

Sweeney Todd
A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Playing Age: 40 to 55
Bass Baritone : Vocal range: Gb4 to F2

Mrs. Lovett
An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Playing Age: 35 to 60
Alto / Mezzo : Vocal range : E5 to G3

Anthony Hope
A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Playing Age: 20 to 25
Tenor : Vocal range F4 to Bb2

A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Playing Age : 21
Soprano : Vocal range : A5 to Bb3

Tobias Ragg
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Playing Age: 15 to 18
Tenor : Vocal range : Ab4 to Bb2

Judge Turpin
A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and was responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Playing Age: 50 +
Bass : Vocal range: Gb4 to E2

The Beadle
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Playing Age: 40 to 55
Tenor : Vocal range : D5 to D3

Beggar Woman
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbours a dark, surprising secret.
Playing Age: 35 to 50
Mezzo : Vocal range : F5 to Ab3

Adolfo Pirelli
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Playing Age: 30 to 45
Operatic Tenor : Vocal range: C5 to B2

Jonas Fogg
The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of asylum inmates to wigmakers.
Playing Age: 35 to 60


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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
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