The Curious History of Sweeney Todd with Dr Ann Featherstone

26/10/2023, 7.30pm

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

What do really know about the notorious ‘Sweeney Todd’?

Who was Sweeney Todd, that notorious, murderous barber of Fleet Street? Was he a historical person or an enduring fictional character? What does his story, one which features barbering, cannibalism and pies, tell us about the anxieties and pre-occupations of 19th century city-dwellers?

Suitable for ages 18+

Booking essential – limited spaces

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