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Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Image courtesy of The Criterion Theatre.

Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler at The Criterion Theatre, Earlsdon, Coventry from 17 to 24 June 2023.


Sweeney Todd, an escaped convict once known as Benjamin Barker is back in Fleet Street and resumed his barbershop trade. He is determined to take revenge on the corrupt Judge Turpin who had sent him away 15 years earlier on false charges.

Known as a ‘musical thriller’ this is one of the greatest and complex of Sondheim’s musicals. This exciting production has it all. It is a story of vengeance, injustice and inequality; a chilling horror story which is both deadly funny and genuinely tragic.

The Criterion’s production features a 21 strong cast, collaborating to create a dark and atmospheric atmosphere, with minimal set and props and the focus on the characters and their emotional and psychological depths and the theatrical melodrama of the piece.

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