Sweeney Todd at Webster Memorial Theatre Review by Ashley Pannell

Sweeney Todd at the Webster Memorial Theatre was absolutely amazing.

The story's about a London barber called Benjamin Barker who is found guilty for a crime he did not commit. He is sent to Australia for 15 years, whilst the judge who sentenced him, Turpin, lusts after Barker's wife and raises Barker's child, Joanna. Barker returns to London under the name Sweeney Todd, a mad man hellbent on revenge, killing his customers with his razor blade whilst his neighbour, Mrs Lovett, uses the meat in her pie shop. But Sweeney is only focused on one thing: killing Turpin. 

I honesty don't have a single thing to complain about. The singing was astounding, the actors were engaging and genuine and the plot was the perfect mix of heartbreak, drama and gore that is demanded from classic plays.

I was never bored for a single second, and the entire thing was just an amazing experience. The actors were so believable that I felt myself wanting the best for them, crying with them, laughing at them and feeling their rage as though it were my own. 

I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves the theatre or macabre.