Night Project Theatre’s Balsall Common connection

Former Heart of England School pupil Ian Page
Former Heart of England School pupil Ian Page

Night Project Theatre, established by ex-Heart-of-England school pupil, and local performer Ian Page, presents an intimate and unique production of Sweeney Todd at the Blue Orange Theatre this Halloween, starring Thom Stafford, finalist at the 2015 Balsall’s Got The Voice competition, in the title role.

“Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd”. That’s the invitation that opens the most macabre of musicals leads to a world of villainy and dark humour in which the legendary ‘Demon Barber’ returns from imprisonment to exact revenge upon the wickedest of enemies. Stephen Sondheim’s lyrical masterpiece is as exciting as it is intriguing, and at once disturbing as it is raucously funny.

Ian established the Night Project Theatre in 2014, with an ethos focussed around the immediacy of small-scale productions. The fledgling Company has already won critical acclaim for its’ version of Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Songs For A New World’ last year, and worked with three local composers to showcase new works at Birmingham Fest 2015.

Ian still has strong links with Balsall Common through family and friends and appeared on the Main Stage at the 2015 Balsall Common Festival with musical theatre act Crescendo. His Sweeney Todd production is being put together at his home just a couple of miles away. Directing and Producing a cast of 12 drawn from across the Midlands he invites you to join Mrs Lovett in her infamous Pie-Shop as she serves up Todd’s victims to the hungry mouths of Victorian London.

Sweeney Todd opens on 29th October and plays until 7th November. Tickets are available through the theatre.

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“Sweeney’s waiting!”

Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AD
Box Office Telephone: 0121 212 2643 or on-line blueorangetheatre.co.uk