'Sweeney Todd – the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ by Lee Arnott

Sweeney Todd’, the story of Sweeney Todd is one you may know from a film starring Johnny Depp. It is a horrible tale of murder and greed and is so horrible that many people think that it couldn’t possibly be true. Or could it? In this week’s lecture we’ll travel back in time to the dirty, scary city of London in the 18th century. A time when crime and criminals ruled, a time when society was falling apart and a time when one man was able to kill and keep on killing. You’ll never visit a hairdresser again!

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