N.p. N.p., Circa 1973. Draft script of playwright Christopher Bond’s 1973 take on the Victorian tale of Sweeney Todd. Steven Sondheim saw the performance at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London the same year, and wrote his own musical stage version, a wildly successful hit that came 5 years later.
Bond was the first to give Sweeney Todd a backstory for his bloody mayhem, seeking revenge against a wealthy judge who exiles Todd in order to get him out of the picture and rape his attractive wife.
Set in London during the reign of King George II.
Terra cotta titled leatherette wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwright C.G. Bond. 74 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-11-5. Mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.