ADC Theatre
Wed 13 - Sat 23 March
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Sweeney Todd is back in London. After being sent away by the lustful judge Turpin to prison, Sweeney returns to his native London with only one thing on his mind: revenge. His path quickly crosses with Mrs Lovett, a pie shop owner who falls in love with Sweeney.

Mrs Lovett recognises Sweeney and they quickly create a mutually beneficial relationship; Sweeney practises his murderous ways in his barber shop and Mrs Lovett turns the bodies into pies. Yet Sweeney is still focused on revenge, and his path soon crosses with the Judge who sent him away. Only horror can ensue...

The understudies for Mrs Lovett, Johanna, Toby and Beadle will be on for the matinee performances on Saturday 16 and Thursday 21 March, for which there will be a reduced ensemble.

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over. Parental discretion is strongly encouraged.

From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond. Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Wed 13 March at 7:45pm
Thu 14 March at 7:45pm
Fri 15 March at 7:45pm
Sat 16 March at 2:30pm
Sat 16 March at 7:45pm
Mon 18 March at 7:45pm
Tue 19 March at 7:45pm
Wed 20 March at 7:45pm
Thu 21 March at 2:30pm
Thu 21 March at 7:45pm
Fri 22 March at 7:45pm
Sat 23 March at 2:30pm
Sat 23 March at 7:45pm


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OPENING £11.50-£15, MON-THU £13.50-£17, FRI-SAT £15.50-£19

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual); child abuse and/or paedophilia; excessive or gratuitous violence; death and/or dying; blood; jump scare; mental illness; flashing images (i.e. a seizure warning); drugs/alcohol/substance abuse

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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"Getting to direct a production of Sweeney Todd has been a long-term dream of mine. As a massive Sondheim fan, getting to tackle such a brilliant score and inject my own influence into the show has been simultaneously so exciting and fulfilling."

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