This report truly boggles my mind.
AN investigation is underway after two students at an exclusive school were hospitalised when a production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street became all too real.
The students from Auckland’s St Kentigern College were taken to hospital suffering neck wounds after the performance turned horribly wrong.
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The play, set in Victorian London, contains scenes where the characters sitting in a barber’s chair have their throats slit with a cutthroat razor.
They are then dispatched through a trapdoor to be cut up into filling for meat pies.
There's more at the link. A tip o' the hat to Australian reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link.
Would somebody please tell me why nobody thought to make sure that the 'stage' razors really were fakes, and in particular WEREN'T SHARPENED???
Ye Gods and little fishes . . .