Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd “A String of Pearls”

“Easy shaving for a penny, as good as you will find any.”

An audio drama based on the public domain work “A String of Pearls” featuring the infamous Sweeney Todd, abridged and performed by Kelly Ventura. Before Sondheim, Tim Burton, or Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd lived in the pages of the “penny dreadful” stories. These serialized works were the pulp fiction of the mid 1800s and featured the infamous barber of Fleet Street “Easy shaving for a penny, as good as you will find any.”

Sweeney Todd’s victims find themselves meeting terrible fates after sitting in his barber chair. This tale, a series of stories delighted and thrilled English audiences during the Victorian era.