THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
A MUSICAL THRILLER
Who and what is Sweeney Todd?
He’s the boogeyman, a one man horror show. Actually a one man, one woman horror show. He kills his customers while his partner, Mrs Lovett, makes their remains into gourmet pies. These guys were first heard of in revolutionary Paris, then made it big in London around 1850. They even had imitators in the Russian city of Perm as recently as 2009.
But there’s another Sweeney, the victim, even the consequence, of a capitalist economy. Profit and corruption rules, and the fulfilment of the rich destroys the lives of the poor. Sweeney is a product of this world, he is its conclusion. For him everyone is collateral.
And there’s our Sweeney. Here to play with you the theatre-goer. Is he innocent or guilty? Are we here to judge? Or to be entertained....By blood and horror.
Watch out, or Sweeney might even put you in the chair.
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Originally directed by Harold Prince
Original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnston, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
FIRST CALL FORTNIGHT!
60 Front Row tickets are available for every Friday and Saturday night and weekend matinees £10 and 15% discount available on all other tickets (excluding concessions) if booked before 11 Sept.