Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A new production of this Tony Award-winning thriller by Stephen Sondheim
What will you be eating for your dinner?!
An infamous tale, 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 thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!
Our wonderful regulars at West Green, director and designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness, return to serve up Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece – by turns gruesome, scary, hugely sad and hilarious!
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