“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
His skin was pale and his eye was odd.
He shaved the faces of gentlemen.
Who never thereafter were heard of again.”
Old London Town. A pea-souper fog swirls through the
dripping alleyways. From the street below, the gas lamp from
Sweeney Todd’s barber shop casts an inviting glow. Yet
although many clients disappear up the dark twisting
staircase, surprisingly few return. Stranger still, the sinister
salon stands above a succulent pie shop where meat is,
inexplicably, no longer in scarce supply
Based on the gripping Victorian tale of the demon barber,
Sondheim’s celebrated darkly humourous thriller is a virtuoso
fusion of music and theatre with a feast of great numbers
Vibrant with energy and blending together low-life London,
heart-melting romance and grisly murder in equal measure,
Gallery Players serve up a brilliant cast for an evening that
can only be described as … hair raising!