A dark and enthralling tale of love, obsession, murder and retribution.
18th century London is a filthy, teeming city - a haven for gin drinkers, harlots and cut-throats. In its heart, on the busy Fleet Street, is the barbershop of Sweeney Todd, the most notorious serial killer ever.
Living in the shadow of Newgate Prison, barber Sweeney Todd tries to carve out a quiet and simple life. But he has a past that comes back to haunt him and inner demons he is unable to quell.
When Mrs Lovett, a young lady who isn't too choosy about her men or the source of meat for her pie shop takes a shop next to Sweeney's, the pair forge a complex and destructive partnership, and customers begin to disappear with alarming regularity.
As body parts are found in the Fleet River, the Bow Street Runners investigate; but even under the threat of capture, Sweeney Todd is unable to run away from the monster inside...