Mrs. Lovett is a fictional character appearing in many adaptations of the story Sweeney Todd, in every version of the story in which she appears, Mrs. Lovett is the business partner, accomplice and sometimes lover of the barber/serial killer Sweeney Todd. After Todd slits the throats of his unsuspecting customer and victim, their bodies are sent to the basement; where they eventually end up in the pies Mrs. Lovett makes and sells from her pie shop near to Todd’s barber shop at 186 Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan's church. The story first appears in the Victorian penny dreadful (a cheap sensationalist fiction, with lurid images, costing a penny, a forerunner in some ways to the modern day graphic novel or comic), ‘The String of Pearls’ from 1846–47.
Public Notice for Mrs. Lovett’s Famous Pie Shop.
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.