Sweeney Todd is a musical about The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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.
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd.
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
The best musical ever to be on Broadway.
Person 1: Dude, have you seen Sweeney Todd?
Person 2: Hellz yeah. Best play ever!
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.
Sweeney Todd was driven by revenge and Mrs. Lovett was driven by love.
1. n. a crazy, insane murderer who is a barber on the side
2. v. to violently slit one's throat with barber tools
3. adj. dangerously crazy; violently wild
1.I think my ex-convict barber might be a Sweeney Todd. I think I'll skip my haircut.
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.
A murderous barber sent away to Australia for 15 years by a corrupt judge, Judge Turpin. He was formerly known as Benjamin Barker, but when he returned to London he changed his name so he would be unrecognizeable. He arrives back in London off of the Bountiful out of Plymouth with a young sailor named Anthony, after leaving the ship port he returns to his barber shop on Fleet Street. His barber shop is even given an address, 186 Fleet Street. When he gets there he sees a woman making a meat pie, that is Mrs Lovett. Together they take revenge on Londoners until Sweeney is able to exact revenge on the Judge himself. Sweeney slits his customer's throats and Mrs Lovett chops the meat up and turns the people into meat pies, making for a very profitable business. Mrs Lovett is madly in love with Sweeney and plans to become his wife. She hopes the pie business with him will allow them to escape and live "By the Sea"
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.
Sweeney Todd lived on 186 Fleet Street
The Deom Barber of Fleet Street.
With Barbers Blade and Buthcers Knife
Did Sweeney Carve His Prey From Life
'Twas London's Horror to Surmise
They Found Their End in Meaty Pies
A bloody musical
Guy 1: Did you see Sweeney Todd?
guy 2: Ah yes, its a bloody musical!