Tooting Arts Club's immersive staging of Sondheim and Wheeler’s iconic musical thriller transfers from London to NYC's Barrow Street Theatre. Now starring Tony nominee Carolee Carmello. More…
After being wrongfully imprisoned by the corrupt Judge Turpin, escapee Benjamin Barker uses the alias Sweeney Todd to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. He swears vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, and hatches a plot with Mrs. Lovett that leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences. Instead of a traditional theater setting, this revival is set inside a 360-degree replica environment of Harrington's Pie & Mash shop. The action takes place downstairs on and around the shop’s service counter and four nearby tables. While there is no formal audience participation, certain seats are very close to the players. Pie and mash is served beginning one hour prior to each performance.
See it if You enjoy intimate shows. You like shows that offer an "experience." You want a show that offers a digital lottery.
Don't see it if You're looking for a "big" show. You are looking for a Sweeney with lots of gore. You are a stickler for creative staging.
See it if You can overlook some sub-par singing and acting.
Don't see it if You prefer a reasonably sized orchestra for "Sweeney" or you dislike audience interaction.
See it if You want to see a show in a innovative space and seeing the show in a new light... direction is brilliant only the cast is weak
Don't see it if Norm Lewis may be giving his worst performance of his entire career. This Cast is very weak & I wish saw the original
See it if you want to see great acting and singing. Even though this production falls flat, the actors are most definitely on point
Don't see it if you are expecting a chilling adaptation, you like good set design, you do not like "immersive" theater, or you get confused easily.
See it if You enjoy being a part of a set, in a way; you like the story of Sweeney Todd - enjoy darker stories
Don't see it if You want to see a strong singing and acting cast; you do not want to interact with the cast or other audience members
See it if You are into English tales are in intrigued by the idea of a serial killing barber.
Don't see it if You are not into seeing Dark stage plays. This is a dark, but funny piece.
See it if You like a musical that will keep you in your toes. That's different from the other musicals
Don't see it if You hate dark musicals or if you like to sing along.
See it if You don't mind them taking a while for anything interesting to start
Don't see it if You are picky about musical songs because in my opinion they aren't as good as they could be.
See it if you are a fan of intense theatre that is dark.
Don't see it if you have strong opinions about morality. Not for kids.