Sweeney Todd

Following last year’s extremely successful sell out run of ‘The Addams Family’, the award winning IODS Theatre Company are very excited to be returning to the New Wolsey for Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ 

The production has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight TONYs, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up! 

Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Further Credits : Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy

This is an amateur production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.


New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS


16/06/2020 - 20/06/2020