Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical masterpiece.
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 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.
Geoids Musical Theatre’s production takes the story back to its Fleet Street roots and will explore the role of sensationalism in the news and print industry in creating a character of Victorian melodrama.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND, Originally directed by HAROLD PRINCE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK. Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.
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