In November, 2005, I played Judge Turpin in an excellent production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, staged by the Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society . As you can see from the photos below - that finally arrived seven months after the show - the quality of the production was something we could all be proud of.
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Sweeney Todd rises from the grave
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Mrs. Lovett makes a "tasty" pie
Did you recognise me as Judge Turpin?
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I caricatured the whole cast
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"Taste this; you'll need it."
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Anthony, the sailor
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Pirelli pulls a tooth.
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Me as the Judge.
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Todd sings to his razor.
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A Little Priest
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Tobias and the cast sing Hot Pies
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Mrs. Lovett sings By the Sea
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Don't even ask about my costume here... Johanna, meanwhile, has been imprisoned by the evil old Judge
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The escaped lunatics
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Getting my throat cut each night was scary
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...and going down the chute was horrifying!
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Tobias sings while I lie dead behind him
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Johanna sings to the Birdseller
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The lovely Tobias in his straightjacket. What fun!
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To see all the watercolour paintings I made of the cast, CLICK HERE