Sweeney Todd play coming to Rydal Penrhos
August 8, 2022

A theatrical production of a popular Johnny Depp film will be staged at Rydal Penrhos’ Memorial Hall later this year.

All at Rydal Penrhos remain enormously proud of our association with the community in which we reside. For more than 100 years the school has valued being part of the locality and recognises the beauty and safety, adventures and hospitality the location affords, quite often the decision-maker for our boarding community in the past and more recently the reason behind many of our current families relocating to North Wales.

A large number of clubs, groups and associations from across the region benefit from Rydal Penrhos’ first-class facilities on campus. This includes use for corporate events and sporting teams who make full use of areas such as the swimming pool, sports hall and picturesque New Field playing surface.

Our facilities are just a small part of what Rydal Penrhos brings to the Colwyn Bay and Conwy county area. The school is now delighted to announce a major theatrical production will be coming to the school’s Donald Hughes Memorial Hall later this year. 
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will take to the stage from October 25-28. It is being put on by Ballyhoo Theatre Company, a brand new venture for out-of-work or experience-seeking performers based in North Wales following a shortage of opportunities for artists after the COVID-19 pandemic.

A collection of professional performers, industry professionals and those early in their professional journeys have teamed together to stage what promises to be a mouth-watering production of the late Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical from 1979.

Ballyhoo Artistic Director Luke Bevan thanked those involved with the production, saying: “This musical may be best known to you thanks to the film version starring Johnny Depp but the staging of such a musical has been made possible by the positive ‘can do’ attitude of performers who are making their own opportunities happen in these difficult times.”

Highly popularised by the 2007 film starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, Ballyhoo are aiming to remind people what attending the theatre to see a show feels like after what seems like a distant memory before the pandemic.

We are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a spectacle not to miss. Tickets are priced at £17 and can be purchased online here.

Anyone wishing to ensure about Rydal Penrhos’ facilities should email events@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155, or register your interest on our website.


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