presented by Opera della Luna

25th April to 29th April . 7:30PM Tue - Sat / Sat matinee 2:30PM .
£17 - £32 full price | £14.50 - £29.50 concessions

The story of Sweeney Todd first appeared on the stage in 1847, in a melodrama at the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, in the east end of London.  

The String of Pearls, as it was called, was based on a popular “penny dreadful” serialised story.

Theatres like the Britannia at that time had large permanently employed orchestras, and the first Sweeney Todd would have been performed with a score of orchestral music.

Opera della Luna’s new production restores the musical element of story-telling with an orchestra of ten musicians, and music penned by British opera composers of the Victorian age. 

Come and be shocked, terrified, and amazed; and most important of all: hiss the villain, - the notorious Fiend of Fleet Street!

Please note this is NOT a production of the musical by Stephen Sondheim.

First Night CRITICS CHOICE The Times 28 April 2023

'Riotously funny, turning evil in all its cannibalistic, gory gruesomeness into rollicking entertainment' ★★★★ The Times

'Both an important moment in recovering theatre history and a truly fun night out. A five-star event' ★★★★★ Plays to See

'A bloody good time' ★★★★ 1/2 The Reviews Hub

'A funny, raucous and bloodcurdling show that has buckets of creep and darkness but also a whole lot of fun and laughter that makes this a super enjoyable evening' ★★★★ The Upcoming

'There’s cheering from the stalls and the circle as good triumphs over evil'  ★★★★ Londontheatre1

'A wonderfully fun exploration by Opera della Luna into the exaggerated Victorian Melodrama genre. The notorious Fiend of Fleet Street finds the perfect setting at Wilton's Music Hall' ★★★★ The Recs

'Everything about this production is flawless - I cannot praise it enough' Southwark News

'An enjoyable production backed by immaculate musicianship, it's easy to see why this kind of audience-focused, fun-forward approach to the penny dreadful was a winner with the crowds of the age' All That Dazzles

Running time: 2hrs 20mins, plus interval. 
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