History Theatre / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

12th Oct '17 4:12:39 PM Hippopotaschat
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* KillEmAll: Were you expecting a revenge tragedy to have a happy ending? [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Lucy, and Mrs. Lovett are all dead. Only Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are all alive. The police burst into the bakehouse just after Toby has slit Sweeney's throat, and is deliriously repeating Mrs. Lovett's secret of how to make the pies juicy and tender. "Three times, that's the secret.. three times through the grinder." This suggests that Toby is on his way to a BedlamHouse. Anthony and Johanna are also there with the police, Johanna presumably having gone to them about the fact that Todd nearly killed her. Presumably they get a happy ending given that the Judge and Beadle aren't around to have Johanna re-committed, but it's still pretty gruesome...]]

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* KillEmAll: Were you expecting a revenge tragedy to have a happy ending? [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Beadle Bamford, Lucy, and Mrs. Lovett are all dead. Only Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are all alive. The police burst into the bakehouse just after Toby has slit Sweeney's throat, and is deliriously repeating Mrs. Lovett's secret of how to make the pies juicy and tender. "Three times, that's the secret.. three times through the grinder." This suggests that Toby is on his way to a BedlamHouse. Anthony and Johanna are also there with the police, Johanna presumably having gone to them about the fact that Todd nearly killed her. Presumably they get a happy ending given that the Judge and Beadle aren't around to have Johanna re-committed, but it's still pretty gruesome...]]
12th Oct '17 3:40:22 PM Hippopotaschat
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** [[spoiler:This is debatable, as it is never stated or really insinuated that Todd and Lovett have slept together, aside from a couple lines in 'By The Sea' which seem to be more of Mrs. Lovett's wishful thinking than any sort of confirmation of adultery.]]
19th Sep '17 9:43:06 PM Dottore
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Sweeney is a bass-baritone and Judge Turpin a bass. On the other hand, the Beadle and Pirelli are both Counter-Tenors. This is countered out with Anthony's high, innocent tones.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Sweeney is a bass-baritone and Judge Turpin a bass. On the other hand, the Beadle and Pirelli are both Counter-Tenors.high Tenors. This is countered out with Anthony's high, innocent tones.
17th Sep '17 10:34:31 AM infernape612
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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Were you expecting a revenge tragedy to have a happy ending? [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Lucy, and Mrs. Lovett are all dead. Only Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are all alive. The police burst into the bakehouse just after Toby has slit Sweeney's throat, and is deliriously repeating Mrs. Lovett's secret of how to make the pies juicy and tender. "Three times, that's the secret.. three times through the grinder." This suggests that Toby is on his way to a BedlamHouse. Anthony and Johanna are also there with the police, Johanna presumably having gone to them about the fact that Todd nearly killed her. Presumably they get a happy ending given that the Judge and Beadle aren't around to have Johanna re-committed, but it's still pretty gruesome...]]

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: KillEmAll: Were you expecting a revenge tragedy to have a happy ending? [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Lucy, and Mrs. Lovett are all dead. Only Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are all alive. The police burst into the bakehouse just after Toby has slit Sweeney's throat, and is deliriously repeating Mrs. Lovett's secret of how to make the pies juicy and tender. "Three times, that's the secret.. three times through the grinder." This suggests that Toby is on his way to a BedlamHouse. Anthony and Johanna are also there with the police, Johanna presumably having gone to them about the fact that Todd nearly killed her. Presumably they get a happy ending given that the Judge and Beadle aren't around to have Johanna re-committed, but it's still pretty gruesome...]]
31st Aug '17 8:08:44 PM HeraldAlberich
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''Sweeney Todd'' (subtitled "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"), is a highly-regarded musical with music and lyrics by StephenSondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. It is based on the Christopher Bond version of the legendary story of an English barber who murdered his customers and, with the help of his neighbor Mrs. Lovett, [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies made them into pies]]. In this version of the story, Todd is out to get revenge on a corrupt Judge who sent him to prison on false charges, raped his wife, and [[WifeHusbandry "adopted"]] his daughter fifteen years ago. Mrs. Lovett enables Todd's bloodlust as it helps out her business, but also tries to dissuade him from this goal so that he can settle down with her.

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''Sweeney Todd'' (subtitled "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"), is a highly-regarded musical with music and lyrics by StephenSondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. It is based on the Christopher Bond version of [[Theatre/SweeneyTodd the legendary story of an English barber barber]] who murdered his customers and, with the help of his neighbor Mrs. Lovett, [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies made them into pies]]. In this version of the story, Todd is out to get revenge on a corrupt Judge who sent him to prison on false charges, raped his wife, and [[WifeHusbandry "adopted"]] his daughter fifteen years ago. Mrs. Lovett enables Todd's bloodlust as it helps out her business, but also tries to dissuade him from this goal so that he can settle down with her.
4th Aug '17 1:26:15 AM PaulA
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* PatterSong: "The Contest".
19th Jun '17 8:43:00 AM Gosicrystal
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* IfOnlyYouKnew: An in-universe example. In "Epiphany," Todd sings "And my Lucy lies in ashes," presumably referring to the famous phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust." [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to him, Lucy is still alive and sleeping among the rubbish bins of London as a homeless beggar--she's ''literally'' "lying in ashes."]]

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* IfOnlyYouKnew: An in-universe example. In "Epiphany," Todd sings "And my Lucy lies in ashes," presumably referring to the famous phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust." [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to him, Lucy is still alive and sleeping among the rubbish bins of London as a homeless beggar--she's ''literally'' "lying in ashes."]]
19th Jun '17 8:42:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: An in-universe example. In "Epiphany," Todd sings "And my Lucy lies in ashes," presumably referring to the famous phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust." [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to him, Lucy is still alive and sleeping among the rubbish bins of London as a homeless beggar--she's ''literally'' "lying in ashes."]]


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* IfOnlyYouKnew: An in-universe example. In "Epiphany," Todd sings "And my Lucy lies in ashes," presumably referring to the famous phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust." [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to him, Lucy is still alive and sleeping among the rubbish bins of London as a homeless beggar--she's ''literally'' "lying in ashes."]]
8th Jun '17 3:20:24 AM NotThisThing
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* AccidentalAdultery: It comes out that Todd has unwittingly committed adultery when his wife Lucy turns up alive but insane. He is [[TranquilFury not happy]] with Lovett when he finds out that she knew all along.

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* AccidentalAdultery: It comes out that Todd [[spoiler:Todd has unwittingly committed adultery when his wife Lucy turns up alive but insane. He is [[TranquilFury not happy]] with Lovett when he finds out that she knew all along.]]
26th May '17 8:54:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FunnyForeigner: Subverted Signore Pirelli's exaggerated Italian accent and mannerisms are {{fa|uxreigner}}ked; the character is really an Irishman named Daniel/Davey. This can turn into a DoubleSubversion, depending on how strong the Irish accent and mannerisms are presented (see the 1982 videotaped stage performance for an example).

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* FunnyForeigner: Subverted [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] Signore Pirelli's exaggerated Italian accent and mannerisms are {{fa|uxreigner}}ked; the character is really an Irishman named Daniel/Davey. This can turn into a DoubleSubversion, depending on how strong the Irish accent and mannerisms are presented (see the 1982 videotaped stage performance for an example).
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