Sweeney Todd Aledphi Theatre 2012
Cast includes: Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd) Imelda Staunton (Mrs Lovett). Set amongst London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically wit and dark humour, the musical depicts Sweeney Todd’s savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Combining a brutal sensibility with elements of English music hall, the production offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice.