Countless serial novels gripped Londoners during the Victorian era - the more gruesome, the better. One of them, The String of Pearls, spawned the character of Sweeney Todd.
His happiness destroyed by a corrupt judge, Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - is obsessed with revenge. With his partner in crime, amoral pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, he quenches his thirst for justice with a murderous rampage that leaves few of the characters breathing. Stephen Sondheim's dark, magnificent score turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment.