Sweeney Todd, June 22 – July 24, 2011 at the Camelot Theatre in Talent.
Book by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
This rare musical thriller is a suspenseful and heart pounding masterpiece of murderous barbarism and culinary crime. Sweeney Todd is the infamous take of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. As the barber’s thirst for blood expands to include his unfortunate customers, the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs has Londoners lining up in droves for a taste of her mysterious new meat pie recipe! Sophisticated and macabre, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You’ll be laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.