Ajax loader
L’Adroit Barbier (…)
L’Adroit Barbier (…)
L’Adroit Barbier (…)
Trade and Industry: Barber.

“L’Adroit Barbier (…) ".

Lithograph, 1837 (?), after Louis Leopold Boilly (1761–1845).
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale.
Une entrecote sur un papier jaune
Eva Gonzalès
Marchand de gui
Novelties Seller in Paris
A Young Woman nursing a Baby
The Butcher – Newport Market Alley
Jeune femme près d’une fenêtre ou L’Eté
La Madeleine (ou La Douleur)
The Artist’s Daughter Anna
Les Fiancés
Over London – By Rail
The Ginger Beer Man
La meurte
Le viol
Amarga presencia
Johann Michael Vogl and Franz Schu– bert marching to battle and victory
The Pool and London Bridge at Night
Amerikanische Skizzen: eine Herberge für Arme und Vagabunde
Le mensonge (The Lie).
A Study of a Cossack and a Terrified Woman
Self-portrait after the Spanish Flu
Le Jambon
Apprêts de visite
The ill-matched couple
The 3rd May 1808
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Sweeney Todd
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?