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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(2007)

AKA: Sweeney Todd

Country: UK, USA

Genre: Horror, Musical

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Synopsis

As English barber Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) murders his customers with his shaving razor, Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) processes the corpses into meat pies. When Mrs. Lovett takes in Toby (Ed Sanders), the boy becomes deeply attached to Mrs. Lovett, thinking of her as a surrogate mother. When he discovers that Todd has been killing customers, however, he goes into hiding in London's sewers...

Notes

  • An adaptation of the 1979 stage musical of the same name (with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), which was in turn based on the 1973 play "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by Christopher Bond.
  • The fictional story of the demon barber of Fleet Street ultimately has its origin in a Victorian 'penny dreadful' called "The String of Pearls: A Romance", which was published in a weekly magazine during the winter of 1846-47 (the 'penny dreadfuls' were a genre of sensationalist, lurid literature, involving crime or the supernatural, aimed at young working class males). Set in 1785, the story of the psychopathic barber proved instantly popular - it was turned into a play before the ending of the story had even been revealed in print. An expanded edition appeared in 1850, an American version in 1852, and a new play in 1865. By the 1870s, Sweeney Todd was a familiar character to Victorians, and led to the figure becoming an urban legend.
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Cast

  • Johnny Depp
    (Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd)
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    (Nellie Lovett)
  • Alan Rickman
    (Judge Turpin)
  • Timothy Spall
    (Beadle Bamford)
  • Jayne Wisener
    (Johanna Barker)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
    (Adolfo Pirelli)
  • Laura Michelle Kelly
    (Lucy Barker/Beggar Woman)
  • Jamie Campbell Bower
    (Anthony Hope)
  • Ed Sanders
    (Tobias 'Toby' Ragg)
  • Lee Whitlock [ALUMNUS]
    (Policeman)
  • Daniel Lusardi
    (Boy Prisoner)

BoyActors Reviews

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Very good with some fine, committed acting and singing from Ed Sanders of the National Youth Theatre.

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