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Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Marylhurst Choral Union and Chamber Choir

Directed by Alistair Donkin
Musically directed by Justin Smith

Adult content: for mature audiences only.

Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece comes in all its bloody glory to the Marylhurst stage. Acclaimed British director Alistair Donkin unleashes his brand-new production of this sweeping, operatic tale of revenge and redemption amongst the 19th century London slums. Not to be missed!

Two performances:
Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students / seniors
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Topsy Turvy may be the title of Mike Leigh’s film of the partnership of Gilbert & Sullivan, but it could equally apply to Alistair Donkin’s career. Having practiced as a solicitor, specializing in child care cases, for Shropshire County Council, and dabbled in local politics, being at one time Mayor of Market Drayton, he made a complete career change to pursue his love of the theatre, joining the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1979.

As a performer, he has appeared with the London Savoyards and the Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan. He has sung with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the BBC Concert Orchestra (broadcast on BBC Radio 2) and the English Philharmonic Orchestra, appearing at all the major concert venues, including the Barbican Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the new Birmingham Symphony Hall.

As a director, he works throughout the United Kingdom for National Operatic and Dramatic Association-affiliated Societies, specializing in the presentation of the Savoy Operas. Since 1994, Alistair has directed the Gilbert & Sullivan workshop at the NODA South West Regional Conference in Exmouth.

His directing skills have earned him three trophies for Best Director at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton and his production of The Mikado for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston earned them the title of International Champions; the NODA South West Regional Award of Excellence for both The Gondoliers with Penzance Amateur Operatic Society and Iolanthe with Taunton Amateur Operatic Society.

Since 1994, Alistair has been heavily involved with the International Festival of Gilbert & Sullivan, both in this country and the USA. He directed the professional production of Iolanthe as well as appearing in productions of HMS Pinafore, Trial By Jury and The Sorcerer. He regularly directs the Festival production each year – a show staged in six days with a cast of enthusiastic amateurs.

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