Boys&#thirty-nine; Throats Slice In Sweeney Todd Indicate Mishap

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 3:00 PM

Two teenagers are rushed to hospital after the school musical gets a tiny too real - despite the blade being bound in duct tape.

Boys&#thirty-nine; Throats Slice In Sweeney Todd Indicate Mishap

A high school production of Sweeney Todd in New Zealand went horribly incorrect when a throat-slitting scene became all too genuine and two teenagers were sliced with a prop razor.

Students at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland were performing the opening night of the musical when the mishap happened.

Headteacher Steve Cole told radio Sta Newstalk ZB the razor used on stage was real, but had been bound in duct tape.

He said he'd number idea what went wrong.

"It'd been bound in Cellophane, bound in all sorts of things," he said.

"It was very non-sharp, blunted, and had been through all sorts of health and safety checks. It was a very unfortunate mishap."

The two 16-year-olds were rushed to hospital for treatment - one with serious, and the other with moderate injuries. They were released the following day and are said to be recovering.

Mister Cole said he hoped the indicate would resume on Friday, "obviously without those specific props".

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, depicts a barber who slits his customers' throats with a razor and uses the bodies to create meat pies.

Wednesday'south incident is being investigated by police and health and safety officials.

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