Sweeney Todd

- October 3rd, 2016

February 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Dukes
Moor Lane, Lancaster
United Kingdom

The joint grammar schools of Lancaster are proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s seminal dark masterpiece, complete with a 30-strong cast and 20-piece orchestra.

Updated to post-war London and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically brilliant wit and dark humour, this spine-chilling musical depicts Sweeney Todd’s savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family.

Combining a gory sensibility with elements of English music hall, this razor-sharp contemporary take on a classic explores the journey of a barber driven to the edge by injustice, obsession and grief.