Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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In Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly convicted of a crime, escapes from prison and returns to his former home in 19th century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him.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.