History Characters / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

14th Oct '17 12:01:31 AM Hippopotaschat
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* PeekABooCorpse: In the original Broadway production, the original London production, and the filmed version of the first national tour. After "Parlor Songs", Sweeney escorts Beadle Bamford upstairs to his parlor for a shave and "a splash of bay rum". We shift to Toby in the bake house, as he discovers a black human hair and a bit of finger nail in a meat pie he's been eating. He quickly runs to the door of the bake house, finds it locked, and begins pounding on it and yelling for Mrs. Lovett to let him out. Out of nowhere, [[spoiler:the chute door next to him opens up, and the Beadle's body flops out, covered in blood, with a wide eyed look of terror. This is accompanied by a shrill note from the factory whistle as well. Seeing this, Toby shrieks and runs off into the darkness of the cellar.]]
13th Oct '17 11:45:01 PM Hippopotaschat
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* PepTalkSong: "Ladies in Their Sensitivities" qualifies as one, with the Beadle pointing out the Judge's "less than your best" appearance, and encouraging him to visit Sweeney for a shave and pomade in order to successfully woo Johanna.
13th Oct '17 11:26:14 PM Hippopotaschat
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* CreepyHigh-PitchedVoice: Notably, the Beadle is a countertenor, and hits some extremely impressive notes in the "Kiss Me/Ladies in Their Sensitivities Quartet" and "Parlor Songs" (specifically in Tower of Bray). In fact, during the finale reprise of "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd", he sings in full falsetto alongside Pirelli's impressive tenor. The result is chilling.


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* EvilSoundsDeep: Strongly averted. In contrast with Judge Turpin's creepy bass, the Beadle is a countertenor, and hits some extremely impressive notes in the "Kiss Me/Ladies in Their Sensitivities Quartet" and "Parlor Songs" (specifically in Tower of Bray). In fact, during the finale reprise of "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd", he sings in full falsetto alongside Pirelli's tenor. The result is chilling.
13th Oct '17 11:22:47 PM Hippopotaschat
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* CreepyHigh-PitchedVoice: Notably, the Beadle is a countertenor, and hits some extremely impressive notes in the "Kiss Me/Ladies in Their Sensitivities Quartet" and "Parlor Songs" (specifically in Tower of Bray). In fact, during the finale reprise of "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd", he sings in full falsetto alongside Pirelli's impressive tenor. The result is chilling.
13th Oct '17 11:09:09 PM Hippopotaschat
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: While not exactly a "small" role, Turpin actually doesn't have as much stage time as you'd think, considering he's the Big Bad. He pops in and out of several scenes in act one, and is absent for nearly all of act two with the exception of [[spoiler:his death scene.]] He even has less stage time than Beadle Bamford, his henchman! This is even more pronounced when some productions choose to cut his solo "Johanna (Mea Culpa)". However, his impact on the show is obviously immense, and his lack of stage time does not diminish his overall presence in the piece.
12th Oct '17 10:18:39 PM Hippopotaschat
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* SmallRole,BigImpact: Out of the nine principle characters, Pirelli has the smallest role by far. He is only in two scenes, and has 'The Contest' and the seconds long 'Pirelli's Death' as his songs (not including the Ballad of Sweeney Todd and it's reprises). However, his foppish personality, ridiculous accent, and outstanding tenor make him extremely memorable. On top of that, [[spoiler:he is the first in an extremely long line of Sweeney's victims. His corpse is also what gives Mrs. Lovett the idea to cook dead bodies into meat pies. His coin purse also ends up becoming a shockingly vital item later in the plot.]]

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* SmallRole,BigImpact: SmallRoleBigImpact: Out of the nine principle characters, Pirelli has the smallest role by far. He is only in two scenes, and has 'The Contest' and the seconds long 'Pirelli's Death' as his songs (not including the Ballad of Sweeney Todd and it's reprises). However, his foppish personality, ridiculous accent, and outstanding tenor make him extremely memorable. On top of that, [[spoiler:he is the first in an extremely long line of Sweeney's victims. His corpse is also what gives Mrs. Lovett the idea to cook dead bodies into meat pies. His coin purse also ends up becoming a shockingly vital item later in the plot.]]
12th Oct '17 10:16:25 PM Hippopotaschat
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* SmallRole,BigImpact: Out of the nine principle characters, Pirelli has the smallest role by far. He is only in two scenes, and has 'The Contest' and the seconds long 'Pirelli's Death' as his songs (not including the Ballad of Sweeney Todd and it's reprises). However, his foppish personality, ridiculous accent, and outstanding tenor make him extremely memorable. On top of that, [[spoiler:he is the first in an extremely long line of Sweeney's victims. His corpse is also what gives Mrs. Lovett the idea to cook dead bodies into meat pies. His coin purse also ends up becoming a shockingly vital item later in the plot.]]
12th Oct '17 4:28:26 PM Hippopotaschat
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* {{Killed Offs|creen}}tage: Notably, [[spoiler:of all the principle characters who are killed over the course of the play, Beadle Bamford is the only one who is killed offstage. The incredibly dramatic reveal of his body, however, is what really catapults the play into it's climax.]]
8th Oct '17 9:49:54 PM appealus
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* {{Yandere}}: She loves Sweeney dearly. She keeps [[spoiler:his wife's existence]] a secret in order to have him for herself. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. It especially doesn't help that she tries justifying herself by saying that she did it because she loved him and that she can be twice as better as Lucy.]]

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* {{Yandere}}: She loves Sweeney dearly. She keeps [[spoiler:his wife's existence]] a secret in order to have him for herself. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. It especially doesn't help that she tries justifying herself by saying that she did it because she loved him and that she can be twice as better as Lucy.the wife Lucy was.]]
15th Jul '17 3:42:25 PM ClintEastwood
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* {{Jerkass}}: : He abuses his child assistant and attempts to blackmail Sweeney.

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* {{Jerkass}}: : He abuses his child assistant and attempts to blackmail Sweeney.
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