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're an admirer of Sweeney Todd b/c this staging is unlike any you've seen before. It's clever, fun, intimate & intense. Unforgettable.
Don't see it if you're a purist, or if you don't like immersive theater. And the seating isn't the most comfortable, if you're the fidgety type.
See it if you want to see a classic reinvented! It's a brilliant staging with a wonderful cast. It's dark but injected with humor & wit!
Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim nor semi-immersive shows. It's the classic story that can be a bit dark, but overall well handled.
See it if you love Sondheim and immersive theater.
Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable having actors interact with you and get very close to you.
See it if Sweeney staged in a pie shop, fantastic actors and works really well. in the small space. Intimate and thrilling!
Don't see it if Intimacy with actors and in your face staging throws you off.
See it if you enjoy Sondheim and want to experience this classic play in a unique setting: a pie shop. A wonderfully immersive experience indeed.
Don't see it if aren't into Sondheim's intricate and clever lyrics nor like immersive, involving theater. Stay home and listen to the CD or watch the movie
See it if you EVER want to see a production of Sweeney Todd. You'll hear every word and the leads (I saw the British cast) are EXCELLENT!! Get a pie!
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sweeney (and if that's the case, what's wrong with you?) Seriously, get a ticket for this show if you can!
See it if you're obsessed by Sweeney and you love fresh perspectives on a show
Don't see it if you don't like actors in your face. It isn't too bad but if you're on the main floor, you're quite close and will be sung at and acted to
See it if Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler's classic is almost always worth seeing.
Don't see it if you don't know the show. Once more, everything is reduced and you have to know the show ahead of time! Aargh!
See it if You want to see one of Sondheim's best shows done in a remarkably unique and immersive way. Very entertaining and just as chilling as ever.
Don't see it if You don't like being fully immersed. It's not terrible, but the actors are very close and around you.
See it if you're looking for a fun off-broadway revival of a classic musical. It really brings you to the pie shop and if you can, the pies are great!
Don't see it if you want to be away from the action - it's interactive or something new.
See it if you've never seen the Bway original (available on dvd). Enjoyed Hugh Panero.
Don't see it if Extremely uncomfortable seating: narrow benches, no armrests or back support, cramped for 3 hours.
See it if you want to see another ST revival w/a different, albeit odd, kind of staging & presentation.
Don't see it if you have an issue twisting & turning in order to catch as much as you can of the show.
Also i enjoyed the show. the 2 hours & 45 mins flew by.
See it if you want an completely fresh take on a Sondheim masterpiece! It almost made it feel like a brand new piece. Love it!
Don't see it if you like to watch from a distance or you are not a Sondheim fan. This is in your face.
See it if You love Sondheim and are ready to be truly spooked by the sinister Sweeney Todd!
Don't see it if You are not interested in innovative, immersive theater experience
See it if you want to see a dark classic retold in a clever way. Also, there is not a weak performance.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional staging. If you are averse to macabre plots.
See it if You enjoy this Sondheim classic and want to see a new, inventive staging of it.
Don't see it if You like traditional theater settings and are not into immersive theatre experiences.
See it if This was one of the most unique and thrilling theatre experiences I've had. If you are a fan of Sweeney Todd, you must see this.
Don't see it if Certain sacrifices must be made to accommodate this type of immersion. Despite some clever staging, there were still moments I couldn't see.
See it if You absolutely love Sweeney Todd and want to see a very unique take on this classic. Incredible staging and acting.
Don't see it if You absolutely hate Sweeney Todd or Sondheim. If you do not like intimate settings this production is not for you.
See it if You want to experience an exciting, thrilling, and electrifying production of one of Sondheim's greatest works.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with maintaining close physical proximity with actors and the thought of having meaningful interactions frightens you.
See it if you like close up powerful, intimate theater which brings action right to your seat. A fantastic production with great cast and staging.
Don't see it if you don't like close-up 'in your face' theater with a macabre theme, but you will be missing a theatrical tour de force.
See it if you like immersive theater. Actors make the parts their own. Judge+Sweeney duets gorgeous. Timing is perfect. Sitting at tables worth it.
Don't see it if don't like audience interaction. Sweeney would yell directly at audience members which was scary... but also made horrifying scenes funny
See it if If you're a fan of Sweeney, and like a smaller show. Just plain, good fun. Imaginative with great actors with fabulous voices.
Don't see it if You're looking for the huge productions of past Sweeneys.