If Sweeney Todd ever shouts ‘MOVE’ at you, while he brandishes a cut-throat razor, I suggest you just move .
Last night we witnessed one of the best pieces of musical theatre ever .
Last year I tried and tried to get tickets for Sweeney Todd performed by Tooting Arts Club for a short period in the actual Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop ( the shop operated as normal during the day and the performance went on in the evening ) Tooting – pretty near my old stomping ground .
But with only 30 or so tickets being sold every night, it was impossible .But thanks to Stephen Sondheim telling Cameron M. about it ,it has come to London , with around 70 tickets on sale each night .
There is no stage , we sat at a table in the shop and the performance goes on around you , or in John’s case – on you, when Sweeney poured and rubbed oil into John’s head to try to make his hair grow *.
It was all great – the performers ,the atmosphere, the chatting with the people around us , the bar , the staff and actors mingling with the audience..and the power and the blood and the gore and the fear and the humour .