History Theatre / SweeneyToddtheDemonBarberofFleetStreet

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* StealthPun: The Ballad after [[spoiler: Pirelli's Death]] is a ''barbershop'' trio.
3rd Jul '16 5:37:36 PM eroock
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* ReassignedToAntarctica: The judge sends Benjamin off to Botany Bay on a false charge so that he could get at his wife Lucy.
3rd Jul '16 5:27:33 PM eroock
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* BlackmailBackfire: When [[spoiler:Pirelli]] recognizes Sweeney from the old days when he was Benjamin Barker, he tries to blackmail him, threatening to tell Beadle Bramford about him if he doesn't hand over half his earnings to him every week. This proves to be his biggest mistake.
3rd Jul '16 4:17:52 PM eroock
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* TogetherInDeath: Implied by the final scene of Todd dying while cradling Lucy.
3rd Jul '16 4:10:48 PM eroock
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* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
3rd Jul '16 4:09:46 PM eroock
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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies

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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPiesTheSecretOfLongPorkPies: The bodies are used to make Mrs. Lovett's meat pies, initially just for body disposal but often it then turns out that this just increases the flavor.



* SnakeOilSalesman: Pirelli

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* SnakeOilSalesman: PirelliPirelli's trade.
3rd Jul '16 4:06:46 PM eroock
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->''Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd''\\

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->''Attend ->''"Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd''\\



''The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.''
-->-- '''the opening number, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd"'''

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''The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.''
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-->-- '''the The opening number, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd"'''
Todd"
23rd Jun '16 1:06:03 PM Ebrbfureh
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* HypocriticalHumor: "Wouldn't do in my shop/why the thought's enough to make you sick/and I'm telling you them pussy cats is quick!"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "Wouldn't do in my shop/why the thought's enough to make you sick/and I'm telling you them pussy cats pussycats is quick!"



** "No?" . . . "AH!" "Good, you got it."

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** "No?" . . ."No?" ... "AH!" "Good, you got it."



** There is also the underscoring when Todd sings "and my Lucy lies in ashes" is also played when [[spoiler: he kills the Beggar Woman]]. There's also the Beggar Woman's "Alms, Alms!" is a repeated motif- "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" is reprise and entertained within many songs- honestly, it would probably be faster to list what isn't a motif.

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** There is also the underscoring when Todd sings "and my Lucy lies in ashes" is also played when [[spoiler: he kills the Beggar Woman]]. There's also the Beggar Woman's "Alms, Alms!" is a repeated motif- "The motif--"The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" is reprise and entertained within many songs- honestly, songs--honestly, it would probably be faster to list what isn't a motif.



** Johanna - soprano
** Beggar Woman - mezzo-soprano
** Mrs. Lovett - mezzo-belter
** Beadle Bamford - tenor/counter-tenor
** Pirelli - tenor/counter-tenor ( this role is sometimes played by [[CrosscastRole a soprano in drag,]] because of its high range (two, sometimes 3 high Cs!) for example in the 2005 revival version.)
** Tobias - tenor
** Anthony - lyric baritone or tenor
** Sweeney Todd - bass-baritone
** Judge Turpin - bass

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** Johanna - soprano
** Beggar Woman - mezzo-soprano
** Mrs. Lovett - mezzo-belter
** Beadle Bamford - tenor/counter-tenor
** Pirelli - tenor/counter-tenor ( this role is sometimes played by [[CrosscastRole a soprano in drag,]] because of its high range (two, sometimes 3 high Cs!) for example in the 2005 revival version.)
** Tobias - tenor
** Anthony - lyric baritone or tenor
** Sweeney Todd - bass-baritone
** Judge Turpin - bass
23rd Jun '16 12:53:19 PM Ebrbfureh
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* EvilVersusEvil: A StrawNihilist SerialKiller with a [[WeaponOfChoice razor]] who [[ImAHumanitarian has his victims baked into pies]] with the help of a ruthless {{Yandere}} StepfordSmiler, against a HangingJudge [[DirtyOldMan Pervert]] whose backstory includes {{rap|eIsASpecialKindOfEvil}}ing the [[SerialKiller serial killer's]] [[ItsPersonal wife]], and whose introduction is a KickTheDog - he [[KangarooCourt has the title character transported for life]] so that he could have his wife for himself. His [[TheDragon "best friend"]] sees nothing wrong with any of this and is quite content to help him [[{{Squick}} seduce the]] daughter, who the judge [[WifeHusbandry has adopted as his own]].

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* EvilVersusEvil: A StrawNihilist SerialKiller with a [[WeaponOfChoice razor]] who [[ImAHumanitarian has his victims baked into pies]] with the help of a ruthless {{Yandere}} StepfordSmiler, against a HangingJudge [[DirtyOldMan Pervert]] whose backstory includes {{rap|eIsASpecialKindOfEvil}}ing the [[SerialKiller serial killer's]] [[ItsPersonal wife]], and whose introduction is a KickTheDog - he KickTheDog--he [[KangarooCourt has the title character transported for life]] so that he could have his wife for himself. His [[TheDragon "best friend"]] sees nothing wrong with any of this and is quite content to help him [[{{Squick}} seduce the]] daughter, who the judge [[WifeHusbandry has adopted as his own]].



-->[[spoiler:'''Mrs. Lovett:''' No. No, not lied at all- no, I never lied! Said she took the poison- she did- never said that she died-]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Mrs. Lovett:''' No. No, not lied at all- all-- no, I never lied! Said she took the poison- poison-- she did- did-- never said that she died-]]



* 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--Signore 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).



** Johanna is the only member of her family who goes to an [[BedlamHouse insane asylum]], but she's also the only member of her family who hasn't gone insane. This really depends on how she's played--sometimes she's already insane, and sometimes she only goes insane after she's put in the insane asylum. The lyrics in "Kiss Me" imply that she is at least very unstable. "It was a gate, it's the gate... - We don't have a gate!"

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** Johanna is the only member of her family who goes to an [[BedlamHouse insane asylum]], but she's also the only member of her family who hasn't gone insane. This really depends on how she's played--sometimes she's already insane, and sometimes she only goes insane after she's put in the insane asylum. The lyrics in "Kiss Me" imply that she is at least very unstable. "It was a gate, it's the gate... - We --We don't have a gate!"



* LethalChef: Subverted - Mrs. Lovett is this before she starts making pies of human flesh; she says because she couldn't afford fresh meat. She's not alone; she snaps that her rival, Mrs. Moony, uses the neighbors' cats for filling. Afterward, in the wake of financial success, Mrs. Lovett's meat pies are delicious (if now lethal in a rather ''different'' way), implying that she's actually a good cook, she just needs better ingredients.

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* LethalChef: Subverted - Mrs. Lovett is this before she starts making pies of human flesh; she says because she couldn't afford fresh meat. She's not alone; she snaps that her rival, Mrs. Moony, uses the neighbors' cats for filling. Afterward, in the wake of financial success, Mrs. Lovett's meat pies are delicious (if now lethal in a rather ''different'' way), implying that she's actually a good cook, she just needs better ingredients.
23rd Jun '16 12:51:13 PM Ebrbfureh
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* DeathSong: [[spoiler: "Pirelli's Death" for, naturally, Pirelli]], [[spoiler:"The Judge's Return" for Judge Turpin]], [[spoiler:"Final Scene" for Mrs Lovett]], and the reprise of [[spoiler:"A Barber and His Wife" for Sweeney]].

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* DeathSong: [[spoiler: "Pirelli's Death" for, naturally, Pirelli]], [[spoiler:"The Judge's Return" for Judge Turpin]], [[spoiler:"Final Scene" for Mrs Mrs. Lovett]], and the reprise of [[spoiler:"A Barber and His Wife" for Sweeney]].



* EvidenceDungeon: Sweeney Todd has a variation of this with the meat room of Mrs. Lovett's pie shop. Sweeney Todd starts murdering Sweeney's customers and baking them into pies. The smell of the human flesh burning is pumped into the air and just by the nature of butchery, loads of visera must be left around.
* EvilIsPetty: Mrs Lovett. Quite apart from the horrible things she and Sweeney do, which aren't petty at all, she spends a surprisingly large amount of time making spiteful jabs at people. During ''God That's Good!'' she gloats that she's put her rival Mrs Mooney out of business. Earlier she'd scoffed at her over the suspicion that she was using cat meat. Considering what Mrs. Lovett is now including in ''her'' pies...

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* EvidenceDungeon: Sweeney Todd has a variation of this with the meat room of Mrs. Lovett's pie shop. Sweeney Todd starts murdering Sweeney's customers and baking them into pies. The smell of the human flesh burning is pumped into the air and just by the nature of butchery, loads of visera viscera must be left around.
* EvilIsPetty: Mrs Mrs. Lovett. Quite apart from the horrible things she and Sweeney do, which aren't petty at all, she spends a surprisingly large amount of time making spiteful jabs at people. During ''God That's Good!'' she gloats that she's put her rival Mrs Mrs. Mooney out of business. Earlier she'd scoffed at her over the suspicion that she was using cat meat. Considering what Mrs. Lovett is now including in ''her'' pies...



* IWantSong: Mrs Lovett's "By The Sea" song, all about the future she's hoping for.

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* IWantSong: Mrs Mrs. Lovett's "By The Sea" song, all about the future she's hoping for.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd delivers one to Judge Turpin out of vengeance and later suffers another himself by irony.]] Likewise, [[spoiler:Mrs Lovett is baked to death inside her own oven.]]
* KickTheDog: Judge Turpin and the Beadle are dog kicking machines. Senseless acts of evil include:

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd delivers one to Judge Turpin out of vengeance and later suffers another himself by irony.]] Likewise, [[spoiler:Mrs [[spoiler:Mrs. Lovett is baked to death inside her own oven.]]
* KickTheDog: Judge Turpin and the Beadle are dog kicking dog-kicking machines. Senseless acts of evil include:



** If Mrs Lovett is played as having waited specifically for Todd to return a single man, then this certainly applies.

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** If Mrs Mrs. Lovett is played as having waited specifically for Todd to return a single man, then this certainly applies.
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