The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller
Sondheim’s darkly comic masterpiece about obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd, combines wickedly sharp lyrics with a haunting and evocative musical score.
The play follows the barber Sweeney Todd as he returns to London after fifteen years of wrongful incarceration to seek vengeance on the sadistic Judge Turpin. His quest to avenge his wife and recover his daughter soon spirals into a murderous campaign against all of humanity. Meanwhile, his eminently practical neighbour Mrs Lovett finds a mysterious new source of meat for her pie shop. “What happens next? Well, that’s the play…”