Sweeney Todd


Sweeney Todd


Book by  Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

Two Acts, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated R
Original Broadway Version
(London orchestrations available)

SWEENEY TODD has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 Tony's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Adapted to film by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has slashed his way across entertainment mediums.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th 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!

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with SWEENEY TODD that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, SWEENEY TODD is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.



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