Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s (including Best Musical) for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
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 increases…. and the carnage has only just begun!
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler