Unanimously acclaimed by the critics as one of Stephen Sondheim’s most powerful scores, this black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Cheated of his revenge against the Judge, Sweeney’s thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and, with the aid of his razor, he exacts a far more terrible revenge, cheerfully helped by Mrs. Lovett, who is delighted to give new life to her flavourless meat pies! Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour, audiences find themselves laughing one moment, and gasping in surprise at the next…. At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett.
YOUNG chef Lauren Williams is holding a fun day in Strand Gardens in Exmouth on Saturday, October 4, to raise funds for research into Huntington’s Disease, a rare inherited condition which has affected her family.
Anyone planning a night out in Exmouth on New Year’s Eve can look forward to fireworks in the town centre at midnight.
The town council decided to end the traditional seafront display after health and safety concerns. But it has organised fireworks to go off at midnight in the town centre to see in the new year.
Exmouth has become a traditional destination for revellers in fancy dress on New Year’s Eve.
Don’t miss the official Christmas launch in Exmouth on Saturday, December 7, in the The Strand at 2pm. The celebrations include a lantern parade, live music, food and drink, circus performers, Christmas lights switch-on and a Christmas market. The event runs until 7pm, with late-night shopping.