The year is 1879. The place, London. The sordid streets of Holborn are awash with unsavoury individuals, wiling away their lives practicing the variously salacious Victorian vices of the times. On Fleet Street, Mr Sweeney Todd runs a reputable barbershop, shearing the whiskers of the gentry and clergy of London town. His sweetheart, Mrs Cornelia Lovett, spends her days managing an ailing pie shop, constantly on the brink of bankruptcy and plagued by belligerent bailiffs. What will they do to survive? How far will they go to achieve their aims? And what graves will they dig for themselves and others? Cornelia Lovett, the illegitimate sister of the incomparably cruel Amelia Dyer, has her own ways of making ends meet, and will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. Come with us as we take you on a frenetic tour of what it meant to be on the bread-line in Victorian London, and what those with singular obsessions and no morals whatsoever got up to behind closed doors.Performers Daniel Collard (Sweeney Todd), Rachel Garnett (Amelia Dyer), Eddie Mann (Narrator/Sergeant Cleary), Louise Torres-Ryan (Cornelia Lovett), Sarah Shelton (Sarah Hobley/Mildred Baxter), Andy Watkins (Gieeon Philpotts/Constable Drummle).
Music Jo Turner. Book by Dave Spencer. Lyrics Dave Spencer. Company Another Soup. Music Isaac Lusher (orchestrator). Director Dave Spencer. Musical Director Tom Jack Merival. Dramaturg Idgie Beau. Producer Matilda Hunter. Lighting Cillian McNamara. Stage Manager Ricky McFadden. Design Rhian Morris. Costume Helen Elizabeth Spencer. Choreographer Steffi Walker. Music Isaac Lusher. Music Jo Turner.