Sweeney Todd in concert
- Barber Concert Hall - Barber Institute of Fine Arts
- Arts and Law, Performance
- Guild Musical Theatre Group
Director Amy Churchman
Musical Director Geddy Stringer
Unanimously acclaimed by critics as one of Stephen Sondheim’s most powerful scores, this black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney Todd. The unjustly exiled barber returns to London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Sweeney’s thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers. With the aid of his razor, he exacts a far more terrible revenge, cheerfully helped by Mrs Lovett, who is delighted to give new life to her flavourless meat pies!
Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour. At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour-de-force roles in Sweeney and his comic foil and accomplice Mrs Lovett.
Venue: Barber Concert Hall
Admission: £12, £7 concessions/Barber Friends, £5 GMTG/University Music Society Members (Available from the Barber Institute reception on +44 (0)121 414 7333 or via guildofstudents.com)