Hey pie lovers!

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Fancy a morsel of some devilishly tasty meat pie? Well I promise that after entering this competition you might want to think again.

‘Sweeney Todd; the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ and purveyor of dodgy pies is coming to Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre this month. This is the razor-sharp tale of psycho barber Benjamin Barker (aka Sweeney Todd). He returns to grimy 19th-century London vowing to extract revenge for his false imprisonment with the help of immoral baker Mrs. Lovett. Their twisted strategy: Sweeney will murder his victims in his barber chair and Mrs. Lovett will turn them into the tastiest meat pies in London.

Sheffield’s Croft House Theatre Company are bringing this new production of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical to the stage. So if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the opening night of this grisly or rather gristly Victorian melodrama, drop us a line in the comments box and tell us what your favourite or most exotic pie filling is?

  • Opening night: 15 March
  • Tuesday 15 March – Saturday 19 March
  • Venue: Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square
  • Ticket cost: £10 – £22
  • Box Office 0114 249 6000
  • www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


  1. What I WOULD like is a pie made from the swan that bit me in France last October. Four months later and my poor finger has been poked, prodded, had a bit of surgery and things cut off and it STILL hurts!
    So – SWAN PIE please.

  2. I want to make a pie out of the two individuals who pipped me and my boyfriend to the post when we tried to put a deposit on a house the other day! I’ve no idea who they are, I’m sure they’re lovely people….wait no, they definitely need putting in a pie!

  3. It’d have to be something very tasty – maybe a giant cherry pie with rosewater custard and a little sparkly unicorn on top (i’d pop the unicorn to one side before eating commenced).

  4. I love simple flavours and striking colours, and a good cherry pie is one of my favourite! A scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (or custard) and a drizzle of chocolate sauce…with a cherry on top. Divine.

  5. My most exotic pie filling would be a pie that is all three courses in one massive pie, no idea how it would work but it’d be a third each, so like a nice fishy smoked salmon/prawn cocktail pie then moving round to a chicken roast with veg pie, then finishing up with a apple and cinnamon section.


  6. The advantage of pie is that it is environmentally friendly. It is its own plate, you see. No need for detergent or hot water. So we have savoury pies for lunch and dinner. Sweet pies for pudding. But what am I to do with my muesli in the morning? I should like to eat a selection of cold breakfast pies: Muesli and yoghurt; Cheerios and Milk: Croissant and and Chocolat for the continental.

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