TODD (the demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Created by Karl Wallace & Conor Mitchell
Premiere Production Old Museum Arts Centre March 2004
A physical, comic and thrilling tale of blood lust set in Eighteenth Century London. Based on the old Penny Dreadful stories of the late 1830’s, TODD is a musical tale of a barber with more than a passing interest in the ‘cut-throat shave’ and ‘short back and sides’. Five actor-musicians play a host of characters and musical instruments in this updated bloody tale where unsuspecting customers disappear without trace only to end up in MEAT PIES!
“the music is splendid, the staging terrific and the performances are superb”BELFAST TELEGRAPH
“ a glorious piece of Victorian melodrama and music hall”SUNDAY LIFE
“This sassy musical by Belfast’s Kabosh has more razor sharp style and in your face attitude than most of all recent Irish productions put together”IRISH INDEPENDENT 4*
“the musical excellence and sheer theatrical panache of this production from Kabosh comes flying delightfully out of nowhere, full marks”THE GUARDIAN 4*
Cast & Crew
Directed by Karl Wallace
Composed by Conor Mitchell
Designed by Diego Pitrach and William Fricker
Lighting Design by Amy Smyth
Original Cast: Christian Edwards, Allison Harding, Sean Kearns, Diane O’Keefe and Jon Trenchard
Touring Venues March / April 2004:
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine; Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge; The Helix, Dublin; Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford; The Garage Theatre, Monaghan; The Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen and Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.