Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (theatre)/Awesome

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Tragically left out of the film adaptation, when sweet little Johanna kills the asylum worker holding her captive, something Anthony had been unable to do.
  • "I will have vengeance! I will have salvation!"
  • Also sadly left out of the film, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd". It's meant to sound like a Dies Irae.
  • "A Little Priest" (my favourite version of it is the Patti LuPone/George Hearn concert version). Utterly breathtaking, utterly hilarious, and a perfect finale to the first act.
  • Watching Sweeney take his sweet time shaving the guy and still beating Signor Pirelli is pretty awesome.