Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking musical experience is laced with brilliant wit and dark humor. Centering on Sweeney Todd's return to London after three years of false imprisonment, the musical boldly displays his savage quest for justice and retribution. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney sets out to avenge the wrong doings done to him and his family. Set in the 19th century, the Tony Award-winning musical bowed on Broadway in 1979 and is generally regarded as Sondheim's most beautiful and ingeniously crafted score. This chilling and heart-pounding show has enjoyed a recent Broadway revival and a retelling in the Tim Burton film version. Sweeney Todd is recommended for mature audiences.