Causeway & Chimney Tops

SWEENEY TODD - Sunday 17 Februay 2019

A reminder about the trip to the Lyric Theatre and meal in Holohans, for NI Opera's joint production with the Lyric, of Sweeney Todd on Sunday 17th Feb'19. The cost is estimated to be £32 for a 2 course meal and theatre ticket.

Again travel is up to you but most likely take the 10.19 train from Coleraine to Botanic, then about a 10-15 mn walk to Holohans Pantry for a 12 noon meal. After the meal walk or taxi, your choice, to the Lyric for a 2.30pm performance start. A couple ofBelfast taxi numbers are fonaCab 028 9033 3333 or Value cabs 028 9080 9080. And probably train it back to Coleraine after the show.

To confirm your tickets please post me, at

72 Sconce Rd., Articlave, Coleraine, BT51 4 JT

a cheque made out to 'Causeway U3A' for £32 to arrive by 18th Jan '19. Sorry this is a bit early but we are off travelling at the beginning of February and need tofinalise details before we leave.

Below is the NI Opera/Lyric's publicity material for the production.

Who and what is Sweeney Todd?

He’s the boogeyman, a one man horror show. Actually a one man, one woman horror show. He kills his customers while his partner, Mrs Lovett, makes their remains into gourmet pies. These guys were first heard of in revolutionary Paris, then made it big in London around 1850.
They even had imitators in the Russian city of Perm as recently as 2009.

But there’s another Sweeney, the victim, even the consequence, of a capitalist economy. Profit and corruption rules, and the fulfilment of the rich destroys the lives of the poor. Sweeney is a product of this world, he is its conclusion.
For him everyoneis collateral.

And there’s our Sweeney. Here to play with you the theatre-goer. Is he innocent or guilty? Are we here to judge? Or to be entertained....By blood and horror. Watch out, or Sweeney might even put you in the chair.

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Some Previous EVENTS

Millenium forum - Cosi Fan Tutte - M
Lyric - Fire below - Oen McCafferty -
HomePlace - Seamus heaney Centre -
Riverside - Observe the Sons of Ulster.. - FrankMcGuiness
Riverside - 'The Cripple of Inishman'.
Poetry Evening - Dr Frank Sewell -
Waiting for Goto - Riverside -
Lyric - The Night alive