It's nearly time to 'attend the tale of Sweeney Todd' at the Old Fire Station; as such, we thought we'd pop into rehearsals to see how our fabulous young company are getting on!
Rehearsals were well underway in Marston when we arrived, and we were fortunate enough to catch a run of Act II - which, we're happy to report, had us totally enthralled.
One of the most thrilling (and at times gruesome) musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is Sondheim's gripping re-imagining of Christopher Bond's play. Fifteen years after being wrongfully imprisoned in an Australian penal colony, Sweeney Todd returns to London to find that Judge Turpin - the man who sentenced him - has abused his wife and adopted his only daughter. The resultant tale is a combination of bloody vengeance, deliciously dark humour, and spine-tingling music...
First performed in 1979, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been awarded both Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Its memorable score and captivating plot makes it an eternal favourite with audiences and theatre groups alike.