Sweeney Todd: Musical Info & Synopsis


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the tale of Benjamin Barker, a barber who, under the alias Sweeney Todd, seeks revenge on those who wronged him. Wrongfully separated from his family, Todd returns to London to discover the injustices committed against him. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, a pie shop owner, Todd begins a gruesome plan for vengeance. Sweeney Todd explores themes of justice, morality, and the consequences of unchecked revenge.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Cast Size: 14+

Genre: Horror

Setting: 1840s / England (London)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Hugh Wheeler

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1979)➝

Broadway Cast (2005)➝

London Cast (2012)➝

Broadway Cast (2023)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, Broken 4th Wall, Dark, Edgy, Food, Horror, Popular, Ships, Tony Award, Tragedy

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