Stephen Sondheim's bloodthirsty musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" has been delighting and disgusting theatre audiences since its Broadway première in 1979. Based on a Christopher Bond play of the same name from 1973, Sondheim's version of this Victorian melodrama adds a love story between a young sailor and a beautiful young woman, as well as a flashy Italian barber and a crazed beggar, to this story of revenge, murder and cannibalism.
A 2007 movie adaptation from Tim Burton saw Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter pick up their cutthroat razor and rolling pin to play Sweeney and Mrs Lovett. We've looked through the archive and chosen the most gruesome and gorgeous images we could find to remind us of this wonderful piece of theatre.
Now, who's for a meat pie fresh from the oven?