19:45, Tue 1st – Sat 5th November 2011 at Fitzpatrick Hall
Michaelmas Week 4
Sondheim’s musical thriller, a modern day classic, tells the story of Benjamin Barker. Framed by the evil Judge Turpin him - in order to rape Barker's wife - he escapes and returns to London only to discover his wife poisoned herself and Turpin is to marry his daughter. He rents a room over Mrs Lovett’s struggling pie shop, selling - to quote - “The Worst Pies in London”, and plots revenge, which soon expands to include a much wider clientele.
Sweeney Todd deftly mixes horror with the blackest humour. A cast of Cambridge's finest actor-singers will appear in a brand new production that will be mesmerising, disconcerting and bloody good fun.