Chesterfield’s Brookfield School stage Sweeney Todd

Students are all set to present their latest musical which is a blood-thirsty tale set in Victorian England.

Sweeney Todd will be staged at Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield, from Tuesday, March 4, Saturday, March 8, at 7.15pm.

Brookfield School's production of Sweeney Todd

Brookfield School's production of Sweeney Todd

More than 90 students and staff have been working hard on the production since November to bring this ambitious project to fruition.

The musical tells the story of a man deported to Australia on a trumped-up charge by a judge who has designs on his wife.

Fifteen years later, the deportee returns with a new name to find his wife and daughter. When he learns that his wife poisoned herself after being ravished by the judge who has “adopted” his daughter, he vows revenge on the judge and, later on other people too.

Teaming up with the maker of the worst pies in London, the pair embark on a plan of revenge and murder. There is only one problem: how to dispose of the bodies.

Tickets for Sweeney Todd cost £6 and £4 (concessions).