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 are looking for a great, inventive version of this brilliant piece of theater. A true revelation and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Don't see it if it makes you nervous having actors near the audience.
See it if You like stripped down and/or creative re-stagings; you love Sweeney Todd & want to see a fresh take on it; you want to see great performers
Don't see it if You hate Sondheim or if you can't bear to hear Sweeney Todd's score without a full orchestra and chorus; you dislike dark material
See it if You like dark, intimate shows that pull you into the action. You want to come face to face with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Don't see it if That kind of thing doesn't appeal to you. Seriously, a cast member will likely be in your personal space at some point.
See it if you want to feel like a fly on the wall as action unfolds all around. Jeremy Secomb's intensity radiates off the walls in a tight space.
Don't see it if you dislike dark shows literally (content) or figuratively (several low light scenes) and like having separation between cast and audience.
See it if you want to see THEATER. My god, this was beautiful and captivating. Probably one of the best theatrical experience I've had, honestly.
Don't see it if ..i recommend sitting in the "orchestra". it's worth the extra $$ rather than sitting in the balcony- i promise. It's immersive.
See it if you are a fan of the show and want to see a creative take on it, or if you haven't seen it before but have always wanted to!
Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatrical experiences where actors may be up in your face
Also I think where you sit matters a lot. Shout out to row F!
See it if you like Sondheim. Really fun production with creative staging in a small immersive space. Cast was great, best Mrs. Lovett! Thumbs up!
Don't see it if you don't like meat pies. Oh...but the meat pies served before the show were delicious. Don't sit in the balcony.
See it if you love an intimate theater. Enjoy a little audience interaction. Are a Sondheim fan. Don't mind seeing a little blood. Like meat pies.
Don't see it if You don't like being close to the cast. Aren't a fan of non-traditional show styles. Can't be a bit creative when you watch.
See it if you like shows that wrap you up in the action, or if you're a Sondheim/Sweeney fan, this is a great production!
Don't see it if violent plot's a turn-off, you're uncomfortable being up-close w/ performers, or you're an orchestration snob who will miss the full sound
See it if You're up for an immersive experience, you're a fan of the show, and you typically enjoy incredible acting and singing.
Don't see it if You don't like loud noises, low lighting, or a generally unsettling atmosphere.
See it if You want to see one of the best performances of Sweeney Todd ever staged in an intimate theater with side order of pie and mash!
Don't see it if Wouldn't say don't see this, but don't sit at one of the downstairs tables if you're easily frightened or don't want to share some spotlight
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.
See it if You have never seen Sweeney Todd, you like immersive theatre, you are a risktaker of a theatre-goer.
Don't see it if You fundamentally only like Big Broadway musicals
See it if you only know the movie, because this is the real deal! The voices soar and make you appreciate the score.
Don't see it if You only know the movie and don't particularly like musicals, because this is bordering on opera. Real voices from real actor-singers.