The stride was set from the very first song: experiencing the first number in this production of ‘Sweeney Todd’, it felt like anything else that followed could only be a let-down, yet this was definitely not the case. Each song was full of life and energy, drawing the audience in to the infamous barber’s story. Like most musicals it was not note perfect and at certain points the acting wasn’t as sharp as it could have been, but the clever use of a small space intrigued the audience and made us eager to find out just what was going to come next. Humour was definitely the light in this dark tale with loads of laughs to be enjoyed. The stride was set, and this show ended up sprinting.
C Too, 3-27 Aug (not 14), 7.50pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Rachel Campbell]