History Theatre / SweeneyToddtheDemonBarberofFleetStreet

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).
4th May '17 8:50:13 AM Raconteur11037
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** Todd also later notes to Turpin that they have "similar taste in women". This is supposed to refer to Turpin's lusting after Lucy, but one must remember that the current target of Turpin's affections is Johanna.
4th May '17 8:14:41 AM Raconteur11037
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* UnusualEuphemism: Combined with a bit of ICallHimMrHappy several times in the Beggar Woman's songs.
11th Mar '17 9:08:24 PM NWolfman
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In some productions, Todd will leap into the audience during "Epiphany" and start shouting at random audience members.
9th Dec '16 2:12:57 PM notShemp
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* PoorlyTimedConfession: Just as Sweeney is about to kill [[spoiler:Judge Turpin]], Anthony bursts in and blurts out the fact that Johanna [[spoiler:(the Judge's ward, who he intends to marry and is insanely possessive of)]] has agreed to [[LoveConfession elope with him.]] Cue a massive OhCrap moment. Not only does it foil [[spoiler:Anthony]]'s own rescue mission, it also robs Sweeney of his chance to revenge himself on the Judge, tipping him into a HeroicBSOD.
5th Dec '16 11:20:14 AM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack / [[LadyInRed Red]] / [[WomanInWhite White]]: The Beggar-woman, Mrs. Lovett, and Joanna, respectively, in the 2014 Lincoln Center concert. Generally Joanna is in white ("Your white muslin gown"), Mrs. Lovett in black with red accents, and the Beggar-woman in (from what I've seen) either black or dusty gray rags.
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