A classic tale comes to the Arts Theatre
Journey into the shadowy streets of 19th Century London this month for Cambridge Operatic Society’s (CaOS) production of Sweeney Todd.
Running 17 to 20 January at the Arts Theatre, this theatrical treat tells the twisted tale of Todd: an unjustly exiled barber with vengeance on his mind. Wrongly imprisoned by a lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his wife, he returns home to London and assumes a new identity as the ‘demon barber of Fleet Street’. At this gruesome hairdresser’s, the daily jobs include slitting customers’ throats and bundling the bodies downstairs where they’re cooked up into ‘meat pies’ by Mrs Lovett and served to hungry Londoners. The pies are a hit but the grisly fun is just beginning for Todd, who won’t rest until he has the judge in his chair and a blade in his hand…
Directed by Chris Cuming and with musical direction by James Harvey, the production follows CaOS’ well-received 2017 production of Annie and the company’s NODA Award-winning Sister Act.