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ATTEND THE DARK, WITTY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING TALE OF LOVE, MURDER AND REVENGE SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF 19TH CENTURY LONDON!

Sweeney Todd has become a worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's (including Best Musical) for it's Broadway premiere and is now adapted for 11 to 18 year olds. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world!

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Credits
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Originally directed by Harold Prince

Based on a play by Christopher Bond, and adapted for the stage by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd debuted on Broadway in 1979. One of Sondheim’s greatest and most ambitious scores, the show won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has since gone down as a musical theatre and cultural touchstone. It was later adapted for the big screen by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp in the lead role.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd is an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!

This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim, to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions.

Sweeney Todd School Edition is sure to be the highlight of any summer with memories to last a lifetime.

 

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2017 FINAL PLACES. REGISTER NOW CLOSING FOR JULY 2017.

PRESENTED BY KIND ARRANGEMENT WITH JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of music theatre international of new york.

All inclusive cost is €635 per student. (10% sibling discount for families) The cost of this arts educational holiday includes seven days professional training, six nights accommodation, all bedding, full board including three meals and drinks per day, all tuition and evening workshops, evening entertainment with materials, rehearsal cds, scripts and costumes, guaranteed appearance in our production and 24 hour supervision in secure and fully monitored venues in our halls of residence. A deposit guarantees a place per student online or to the office. All balance of fees must be paid FOUR WEEKS before commencement. Please refer to terms and conditions.

Working with an industry leading faculty from a professional theatrical and academic background, our bespoke courses produce a musical theatre production in an exciting and challenging seven days. That's the Teenage Stage challenge FOR ALL 11 TO 19 YEAR OLDS WHO LOVE THEATRE.

NO AUDITIONS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO COURSE BUT ENTHUSIASM IS ESSENTIAL

 

 

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PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway

We at the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway are delighted to support this exciting initiative. Teenage Stage Summer Schools will give young people from Ireland and around the world an opportunity to spend an intensive week in the world of musical theatre, working with first-rate teachers and practitioners. Along the way, they will certainly learn a great deal, and will meet new people.

We look forward to contributing to the school in a variety of ways: by advising on the curriculum, by involving our own undergraduate Drama students, by hosting a visit of participants to our campus for a special evening of entertainment – and in other ways too. In doing so, we want to play our part in making Teenage Stage Summer Schools a rigorous, educationally rich and enjoyable immersion in the world of theatre.

Patrick Lonergan
Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies
NUI Galway

 

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Testimonials

"Thank you so much to you all who did such wonderful work with Ella and all the other kids. We were so impressed and moved by the production and Ella was full of stories and excitement which has been missing from her life for a long time. It was the best therapy she could have had, worth every penny" Lucy Bingham, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"This summer school is creative, fun and exciting, Well thought-through, artistically, educationally and administratively as a joyful learning experience for teenagers! I wish you every possible success with it, as I'm sure it will be! Lucky participants, something to really enjoy and look back on with pleasure and a sense of real achievement"

Dr. Adrian James PhD
Head of Cert H.E. in Theatre Arts (Southend)
East 15 Acting School. University of Essex.

"Elena, 13, was the only Italian girl on Dublin's Teenage Stage 2017 and it was her very first experience abroad by herself.

She got to meet lovely new friends from Ireland and greatly enjoyed both rehearsals and free time.

The final show was just amazing and one cannot help wondering how those kids could prepare it in just one week.

It made us love Sweeney Todd, a musical that we had never properly appreciated."

Gianluca Di Lorenzo, Parent, Italy, July 2017

 "Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail. She had a wonderful experience with you and benefited hugely from the opportunity to be part of the production of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish (every detail of which has been shared in last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb. Less than 51 weeks to next year!  I'll be checking out the website for Teenage Stage 2018 and Sadhbh's name will be added to list as early as is humanly possible" Edel Meaney, Parent

 

"Emily had a great time and couldn't stop talking about the camp, rehearsals and her friends.  It was a big step sending her away and it was brilliant! We will be interested in next year so please keep us posted. We also enjoyed the show very much, it was great to see all the talents but most of all we are grateful that Emily was part of the group and felt included all the time" Izabela O'Brien, Parent

I would like to congratulate all at Teenage Stage. My daughter Holly had the time of her life and made fantastic memories and friends for the rest of her life. The staff were extremely supportive and friendly. I can not recommend this camp highly enough. Holly had no previous acting experience apart from school plays like most kids but felt at ease with others who obviously had a lot. There was no agenda and they all seemed to gel very well together even from 11 different countries. The show itself was amazing considering you had 6 days to put it all together and was as good if not better than some musical society's produce.  Congrats to all again and see you next year!

Bobby White, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"Congratulations on a fantastic summer school. My son Harvey had an amazing time and is already talking about coming back next year!" Claire Dolan, Parent

 "I have returned from holiday and Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail of her time in Galway. She had a wonderful course and gained hugely from the opportunity to be part of of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish ( every detail of which has been shared for the last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb)
 Less than 51 weeks to next year!  I'll be checking out the website for details of Teenage Stage 2018, and Sadhbh's name will be added to the list as early as is humanly possible"
Edel Meaney, Parent, Tipperary, July 2017

"Natasha had an excellent summer school, it's done her the world of good and the production was brilliant, especially impressive as you only had seven days with them, thank you" Annemarie Walker, Parent

"I want to say a big thank you and congratulations for the fabulous week Emily had. She was happy from the moment she arrived and met her room mates right to the end of the production. She talked a lot about the whole week afterwards. She really enjoyed it and appreciated working with such a talented cast. Thank you for the work you put into making it such a successful week and amazing to think you achieved this in such a short time frame" Michele Royliston, Singapore

"Thank you for the email and opportunity for early booking. Nyika was so enthusiastic last summer, she really wants to participate again this year. I have sent in the booking form for her. We were equally impressed with the whole organisation, supervision and support of the summer school and have no hesitation to recommend it to friends" Rita, Parent, Carlow

"Cameron really enjoyed the concept of putting on a show in a week and had never done anything like this before! He was thrilled by the experience so thank you to all the very professional and caring team" Iris Campbell, Belfast

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