SWEENEY TODD EXPERIENCE:
Stephen Sondheim's amazing and audacious musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, has been reinvented by the U.K.’s John Doyle and is currently touring the United States. Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is obsessed with revenge. Sent to an Australian prison colony for a crime he didn’t commit, he returns to London to find his wife has taken her own life and his lovely daughter has been imprisoned by the Judge that sent him away. An old friend, Mrs. Lovett, is conveniently able to dispose of the bodies in her meat pies - albeit the worst in London. Tim Burton’s hit film Sweeney Todd is another version of the popular story and stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter.
This dark (some say delectably so), wickedly funny musical thriller has lyrics and music by the American legend Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim’s accolades include Tonys, Grammys, a Pulitzer, and an Academy Award. Sweeney Todd skewers the notion of “an eye for an eye” and shows obsession spun out of control. The master barber exacts his revenge in this biting, charismatic social satire. Justice is served - along with a thrilling plot, luxurious melody, and wicked humor.
With pies baked by Mrs. Lovett and shaves by Mr. Todd, hypocritical upper crust Londoners are disappearing by the day. Sweeney Todd showcases some of the best voices and acting in theatre today. The awards keep coming: Tonys, Screen Actor’s Guild, Drama Desk, and Drama League. This bitterly funny show entertains on a different level - after all, musicals don’t have to always be sunshine and lollipops. Buy Sweeney Todd tickets today and experience the excitement of Sweeney Todd in person!