Director: Richard Tunley
Designer: Anna-Marie Hainsworth
Venue: Sofia Gardens, Cardiff
Packed with Sondheim's characteristic wit and dark humour, Sweeney Todd is a heart-pounding musical thriller. Returning to London after escaping a life of hard labour as a convict in Australia, the former Benjamin Barker vows revenge on those who forcefully separated him from his wife and child, and to practise it on his Barbershop customers on the way. Prompted by his landlady - the delightfully imaginative Mrs Lovett - his victims become fresh ingredients for her meat pies, sold to a blissfully unaware and increasingly greedy public.
Acclaimed as Sondheim's masterpiece, this razor sharp tale of vengeance and true love features some of the finist song writing every seen on stage.