The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits. From the writing partnership behind A Little Night Music.
Victim of a gross injustice that robbed him of his wife and child, Sweeney Todd sets about exacting a terrible revenge on society: slitting the throats of the customers who visit his barbershop.
But things are getting complicated a romance has developed with Mrs Lovett, the lady who runs the pie shop next door, and the disappearances are starting to cause concern. With the bodies piling up, Sweeney Todd hits upon a novel idea, and starts passing on his 'patrons' to his homely neighbour... Meat pie, anyone
Reviews from the Chichester Festival revival at the Adelphi Theatre, 2012: 'In my view, Sweeney Todd is Stephen Sondheim's best show and one of the greatest musicals of all time... those lucky enough to be seeing ...Sweeney Todd for the first time will be blown away.' Charles Spencer, TELEGRAPH 'Sweeney Todd is Sondheim at his fastest, his most ferocious, and his funniest' Arts desk 'The performances are as bold and striking as the concept... this is a superb achievement which proves that Sondheim's musical thriller has genuine social resonance' GUARDIAN