Book and Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler.
Directed by Walter Sutcliffe.
Designed by Dorota Karolczak. Conducted by Sinead Hayes.
Northern Ireland Opera and the Lyric Theatre Belfast
Jack Wolfe as Tobias with Julie Mullins as Mrs Lovett
Belfast Live Review
The Irish News
The principals, Steven Page as Todd with Patrick Stewart diction and a fine baritone and Julie Mullins as Mrs Lovett, are superb. Mullins has a touch of the mid-career Millicent Martin, effortlessly combining Cockney charm with wickedness.
Seen and Heard International
The cast for the most part does a superb job in bringing Sondheim’s cast of ghouls and grotesques to life. Julie Mullins was absolutely terrific in the role of Mrs Lovett. She injected a deranged manic humour into Sondheim’s music hall numbers. She sang, ‘The Worst Pies in London’ with guttural panache relishing words such as ‘disgusting’ and ‘revolting’ in her broad cockney twang. She cackled with irrepressible glee in ‘A Little Priest’, delivering Sondheim’s witty lines with brio.
Conor O’Neill - CULTURE CRUSH NI
London born Julie Mullins was brought up down under and again has trotted the globe with work. Her Mrs Lovett is one of the many reasons tonight was such a hit. Her playful, child-like persona is hard to dislike no matter how many cadavers get put through the blender.
Laura Caldwell - PastieBap.com
Julie Mullins as his partner in crime, Mrs Lovett – he kills ‘em, she cooks ‘em– is a comic counterpart to Todd’s dour menace...
Alan in Belfast - Blog
The Big List – Simon Fallaha
Jack Wolfe’s Tobias is the last hope for outright idealism - his performance of "Not While I'm Around" brings a heartbreaking look to Julie Mullins' face that can't be ignored. She is too damaged to be the mother figure he desires her to be - and Mullins' conveyance of this plays its part in making her arguably the best Mrs Lovett I've seen to date.
Cathy Brown - Blog – NoMoreWorkhorse.com
Julie Mullins, who eagle-eyed audience members of a certain age may remember from her memorable turn in Neighbours, steals the show as the romantic but wily Mrs. Lovett, whose moral compass is easily derailed by her love for Sweeney and her need for cash. The scene where she discovers the first of Sweeney’s victims in a trunk and her subsequent performance of A Little Priest is worth the ticket price alone. Throughout the production, she provides necessary comic counterpoint along with some of best singing of the evening.
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Book by Geoff Thompson.
Music by The Enemy. Musical Direction by Tom Clarke.
Directed by Hamish Glen. Designed by Patrick Connellan.
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
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