‘Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…..’
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Sweeney Todd, whose real name
is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. After swearing vengeance against the man that tore his family apart, Todd and Mrs Lovett plot an ‘unsavoury’ plan that benefits them both and leads them down a dangerous and thrilling path with deadly consequences.
Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. This multi –award winning gothic musical has to be the pinnacle of Sondheim’s work with unforgettable numbers including, Worst Pies in London, A Little Priest, Epiphany and The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.