The infamous Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s lust for blood inspires the integration of a secret ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up. And the carnage has only just begun!
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards for its Broadway premiere in 1979. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. It has been revived in many productions as well as inspired a film adaptation.
Sweeney Todd features some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure to both thrill and delight audiences. It is based on the 1970 play Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond. The character of Sweeney Todd first appeared in a Victorian penny dreadful titled The String of Pearls.