He is a barber who, in vengence over his supposedly dead wive, co-opens a business partnership with his friend where he kills his customers and she pops them into pies.
His skin was pale and his eye was odd.
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
Who never thereafter were heard of again.
He trod a path that few have trod,
Did Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Based on a Broadway Musical, it was modernly remade by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett.
It is about a man who was wrongfully sent away for a crime he did not do and took his revenge on the people of London with the help of Mrs. Lovett, a woman who has been in love with him for many years.
2. v. to violently slit one's throat with barber tools
3. adj. dangerously crazy; violently wild
2. Did you hear how that villian swore to Sweeney Todd the hero? Better watch his throat.
3. Dude, this mosh pit is too Sweeney Todd for me. I'm leaving before I get hurt.
The story carries themes of love, obsession, and revenge (big main theme)
It was a written play, and then created into a musical by Stephen Sondheim and more recently re created as a movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as title role and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs Lovett
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is very well known in both the US and UK and Sweeney is more recently recognizeable as Johnny Depp's version as well as the way George Hearn portrayed Sweeney in the original broadway musical cast.