Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Sweeney Todd’s Origins Sweeney Todd is adapted from a serialized tale called The String of Pearls: A Romance. The story took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes giving them too close a shave with his straight-edge razor). Then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes them into meat … Continue reading Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Sweeney Todd play takes Steampunk twist

SDI is taking a Steampunk style twist on Sondheim’s rare, musical thriller. Sweeney Todd is a suspenseful, and at times humorous telling of the infamous tale of the murderous barber of Fleet Street in London. Sweeney Todd, the unjustly exiled barber, returns to London seeking revenge. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers. And he is helped along his murderous way by the opportunistic pie-shop owner downstairs.   There will be a special “Pay What You Can” Performance on Thursday, July 18th at 8:00pm; donations of at least $5 are suggested.   Stage Door Inc. is … Continue reading Sweeney Todd play takes Steampunk twist