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 want to see the best Sweeney Todd yet! Carolee was an awesome Mrs Lovett. Supporting cast good. Set was fun. Staging clever
Don't see it if You aren't a Sweeney fan. Or don't like dark musicals.
See it if you want a clever, unique immersive show. Join the pie shop crowd - make sure you have the pie and mash. It's to die for! LOL
Don't see it if you don't like entirely sung musicals like Les Miz and Phantom.
See it if You love the show, Sondheim, and want to see a truly immersive production. For a true aficionado, this is a treat beyond belief. You must!
Don't see it if The intensity of the story is problematic for you, because that intensity is kicked up several notches here. Also, it can be a bit tight.
See it if Love the show but want to see a very different production. So great to be right among the actions - actually can understand all the lyrics.
Don't see it if Don't like scaled-down shows.
See it if Great version of classic musical set in a theater converted into a pie shop. The 3 piece musical ensemble was terrific.Excellent cast!
Don't see it if You feel you've seen too many productions of this musical.However,you've never seen anything similar to this special version.
See it if You would like to see a classic musical staged a completely different way.
Don't see it if You don't like violence depicted on stage. Or if you're not a Sondheim fan.
See it if You want to see the most intense and downright scary show in town. The small theater puts you right in the middle of the terror.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about a bunch of people getting murdered.
See it if you want a refreshing version in a submissive environment where the audience is part of the performance & it is performed with a great cast
Don't see it if You like a big, splashy version of the show performed in a standard theater environment
See it if you are a fan of the source material and want to see it performed in an immersive format with a minimal cast of 8. Very cleverly done.
Don't see it if this is not your type of show. Sweeney is not everyone's cup of tea.
See it if You want your socks blown off. I could not have loved this production more! Do the dinner pie option beforehand!
Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim, dark themes, minimal gore, immersive theater.
See it if You like original productions of classics. If you are a Sondheim fan. Very well staged, good singing and musicians. Fun experience.
Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with violent and dark themes (although less gory than I expected). If you don't immersive theater.
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 love interactive theatre or love the show and want to see it portrayed in a different way.
Don't see it if you have hearing trouble because the actors do not wear microphones.
See it if you love the show, want immersive, intelligently new staging, or have never seen t before. It’s fresh and new.
Don't see it if You want traditional staging. Or you don’t like people messing with your Sondheim. It’s clever and new, but that’s not necessarily good.
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 action and murder and mystery in a pie shop. You like singing and great staging.
Don't see it if You don’t like pies made of other meat or serial killer plots
See it if you are interested in seeing classic shows performed in a nontradition, yet very appealing/professional, way.
Don't see it if if you have a fear of being a part of the action (though this is only for certain seats) or you have sensitive ears.
See it if Proximity to wonderful cast allows for a nuance not typical from the majority of SWEENEY productions; pre-show pie is a fun audience hit
Don't see it if The majority of seats will require twisting/turning/shifting for those who want to see all actions; perhaps not the ideal first-ever ST
See it if you love Sweeney Todd (I would see any production!), if you enjoy inventive/immersive staging, you like scaled-down musicals. It is fun!
Don't see it if you are expecting a production like the original or need to see a large cast/orchestra. Especially don't if you don't "get" Sweeney Todd!