Sweeney Todd


The Palau de la Música presents the legendary musical by Stephen Sondheim, “Sweeney Todd,” in Concert.
“Sweeney Todd” tells the dark and macabre story of Benjamin Barker, a barber unjustly convicted, who returns to London under the alias of Sweeney Todd. Thirsty for revenge, he seeks to exact justice upon those who ruined his life and took away his wife and daughter.

With the help of Mrs. Lovett, a cunning and enterprising pie maker, Sweeney Todd begins to carry out his sinister plan. His barbershop becomes the stage for his cruel murders, and the corpses are transformed into filling for the meat pies that Mrs. Lovett sells in her shop.

The plot unfolds amidst bloody murders, intrigue, and dark secrets, as Sweeney Todd becomes increasingly obsessed with his quest for vengeance. However, his thirst for justice is threatened when Judge Turpin, the man responsible for his misfortune, becomes obsessed with the young and beautiful Johanna, Sweeney Todd’s daughter, and plans to marry her despite her repulsion.

As the story unfolds, tragedies and shocking revelations are unleashed. Sweeney Todd faces difficult decisions and discovers the devastating consequences of his thirst for revenge.

“Sweeney Todd” is a musical known for its somber atmosphere, brilliant musical score, and raw exploration of themes such as revenge, corruption, and obsession.


Premiere date: 30/10/2023
Theatre: Palau de la Música de Barcelona

Title: Sweeney Todd
Stage director: Jordi Prat i Coll
Musical director: Andreu Gallén
Stage assistant director Anna Llopart
Costume and set design Albert Pasqual
Sound design: Ferran Conangla
Lighting design: Imesde
Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book:  Hugh Wheeler
Adaptation: Christopher Bond
Originally directed on Broadway: Harold Prince
Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick
Catalan version: Roser Batalla y Roger Pera
Presented in agreement with Music Theatre International

Sweeney Todd. The demon barber of Fleet street
In a dramatized concert version


Miquel Fernández
Anna Moliner
Ivan Labanda
Eloi Gómez
Ana San Martín
Jordi Vidal
Maria Santallusia
Tobias Ragg
Xavier Fernández
Cor Jove de l’Orfeó Català (Pablo Larraz y Oriol Castanyer, directores)
Orquestra Camerata Penedès


“A highly enjoyable concert. A full house and a standing ovation at the end. Ivan Labanda always perfect and entertaining. He elicited all the laughter from the audience.”

“The Palau de la Música Catalana bows to a memorable ‘Sweeney Todd’.”

“Ivan Labanda plays one of the standout characters in the play. I’m referring, of course, to Pirelli. Just a few weeks ago, I saw Ivan Labanda as the best Billy Flint in ‘Chicago’ that I’ve seen in Spain. The actor handled a technical glitch with a great applause from the audience without losing his flamboyant Pirelli character. Another confirmation of his vocal versatility.”

Desde mi butaca

“A charismatic and highly effective Ivan Labanda, the highlight of the night when he stayed in character while they repositioned a fallen microphone… His performance was memorable and a constant addition that elevated the whole.”

Broadway al Liceu