CMU School of Drama

Friday, May 12, 2017

Life threatening injuries in Sweeney Todd

Theatre People: School musicals should be a fun experience for everyone involved, but the recent staging of Sweeney Todd by an exclusive school in Auckland, New Zealand, resulted in two students requiring surgery for life threatening injuries.

Sweeney Todd is the musical tale of an English barber who kills his customers with a razor and turns their bodies into meat pies. It’s not a musical generally tackled by school communities, but an audience should be able to watch the show knowing that the events taking place on stage are not actually real. Unfortunately for Saint Kentigern College, the events on stage become frightfully real.

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