Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Hugh Maynard as Sweeney Todd Photo Robert Day 1
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Wed 26 October 2016
Sat 12 November 2016
Approximate running time 2hrs 45minutes, including interval
£27 – £12 and discounts (including £1 restoration levy)
Mercury Main Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s multi-award-winning musical bursts onto the Mercury stage in a ‘razor-sharp’ new production.

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In 19th-century London, Sweeney Todd is a prosperous and successful Fleet Street barber – that is until his life is torn apart by a shocking miscarriage of justice.

Returning after 15 years with a thirst for revenge, he welcomes clients to his barber’s chair and dispatches them to the cellar below, as he bides his time for a chance to confront the Judge and right that wrong.

Meanwhile, next door, Mrs Lovett has suddenly started serving up the most succulent meat pies in London.

But will Todd’s insatiable lust for blood prove his undoing?

Breaking news: Cast announced for SWEENEY TODD

Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Book by HUGH WHEELER

From an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Originally directed by Harold Prince. Original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos



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No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

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Derby & Mercury Theatre’s co-production of Sweeney Todd is one of the best

Stage Review


It is a feast to be savoured

British Theatre Guide


…brilliantly prepared and perfectly carried off.

Musical Theatre Review


A production as dark and shocking as it is richly comic.

The Stage


If you’re weighing up the cost of going to see a London West End show my simple advice is “don’t bother” – just go and see Sweeney Todd instead

Derby Telegraph

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