Sweeney Todd

The Many Lives of Sweeney Todd

An odd little play that was reborn in Tooting, South London, has now become a hit in New York, set in a perfect reproduction of Harrington’s Pie and Eel Shop, where the audience gets splashed with shaving foam and Kensington Gore. Tooting Arts Club produced ‘Sweeney Todd’ late last year, staging it in a genuine […]

After Close Up Magic, Here’s Close Up Terror

That’s the second night in a row I’ve been spattered in blood. After the first time, we walked blood across the pristine white floors of our apartment and made the place look like an abattoir. I had just seen ‘Carrie’ on stage at the Southwark Playhouse, an energetic production of the pulp novel that boasted […]