On Fleet Street in Olde London there once lived a barber called Sweeney Todd, whose greatest pleasure was “polishing off” his customers who found themselves first bereft of wordly goods and then shuffled off this mortal coil. Those unlucky enough to go in for a shave found themselves ground up into some famous meat pies… A secret that continues for years until Sweeney is wrapped up in a story of a mournful lover and a lost precious string of pearls.
The sensation of 19th century London has returned in plays, film, and now, audio drama, in this masterful rendering by radio great Yuri Rasovsky.
Yuri proves that audio drama offers storytelling tools unavailable in any other medium, mixing in grisly violence, unsettling performances, and sonic interludes.
With permission from the producer, here is Blackstone Audio‘s release of Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls. If you like what you hear, find almost 2 dozen other titles by Yuri also available through Blackstone.
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