Sweeney Todd, Derby Theatre and Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sweeney Todd, Derby Theatre and Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Stephen Sondheim’s multi-award-winning musical comes to the stage, in Derby Theatre’s brand new co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Sweeney Todd is Victorian melodrama in which poverty stalks the streets, the frenzy of the madhouse chills, the Judge sends a child to the gallows and teeth are extracted in an eye-watering manner, the atmosphere bolstered by Sara Perks’ evocative two-tier set built on The Revolving Stage Company’s 10m diameter revolve.

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