New York City
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Just in time for Halloween, Director Alexander Greenfield and Fabrefaction Theatre Company bring Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime to the stage. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street recounts the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London to seek revenge against the society that wronged him. Originally focusing his malevolence on the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife, his thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers. A tale of retribution and in essence, obsession, Sweeney Todd serves up a delicious portion of gruesome humor, sinister spite, and suspicious meat pies. Presented as an intimate and highly theatrical ghost story, Greenfield’s Sweeney Todd is sure to entertain die-hard fans and newcomers alike with its visceral, intense drama and uncompromisingly dark humor.
Performances begin: May 4, 2023
Final performance: April 1, 2023