Johanna, elope with you? I think not. Judge Turpin Having just arrived back home from the opening day matinee showing of Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd", there's only one thing I am sure of: It's bloody great. Policing was in its infancy and human life was cheap, with the stench of poverty, illness and debauchery enveloping the crowded city. Yes, this is a musical. What man has not? Pretty women... wearing dresses... Release Dates The premiere saw the light in the Uris Theatre, New York in 1979 with L. Cariou, A. Lansbury, M. Louise & S. Rice in the leading roles. It said: "The two men came to an argument, and of a sudden the barber took from his clothing a razor and slit the throat of the young man, thereafter disappearing and was seen no more.". The songs will probably be stuck in your head for weeks (most notably "My Friends", "Pretty Women" and "No Place Like London"). In the year of release, it received 8 Tony Awards, including prizes for Best Musical, adaptation, music and libretto. Todd was charged at the Old Bailey with a single murder, that of Francis Thornhill. I love "Sweeney Todd" the Broadway show. What the devil did she bring me into this world for, unless she had plenty of money to give me so that I might enjoy myself in it?". Judge Turpin Beadle ... May the Lord have mercy on your soul. As written and originally conceived and staged, the musical counterpoint in "Sweeney Todd" mirrors not only the difference of views between the characters, but the conflict of views within each character. Still, that's the way it went, so here goes the review. [sings]  The meeting of Mr Todd and Mrs Lovett is so scrumptiously conceived that I'm sure will be one of those film moments that are used whenever "great film moments" are compiled. This was the first play ever to be staged as an integral part of the theatre’s main repertoire in which all the actors and technical crew were aged under eighteen, still attending local schools and members of SentreStage or the LTC youth group. I meant no harm. The years had made him morose and resentful and he would soon repay London for the violence it had visited upon him, many times over. No comments have so far been submitted. Filming & Production Lyrics to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Broadway musical. In a year of brilliant opuses by the Cohen Brothers and PT Anderson, this Tim Burton film shines as the best from every angle. Well, if not, he'd certainly done something to warrant a hanging. : Seen a great show? : [Johanna is being hauled off to the asylum]  TOM UTLEY: No more cricket teas? Oh yes... such practices. These lines, sung to a catchy tune played on a tinkling piano, and reminiscent of the ditties sung by The Two Ronnies, opened the theatre’s Rogues’ Gallery Season. Sweeney Todd and Anthony hope are kidnapped, and some sinister experiments are performed on them. Sweeney! At your service... an honor to receive your patronage, my lord. Visions 2020 full program sets sights on the future of the arts, Changing how the arts industry measures success, From daydream to design: creating worlds for film, TV and theatre, To review our subscription options please select, Copyright © 2000-2020 ARTS HUB AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, Receive industry jobs, news, and more to your inbox, Receive newsletters featuring leading industry jobs, news, opportunities and events, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. or debate this issue live on our message boards. Photo credit: Ben Fon. If his neck was not broken by the fall onto the basement's stone floor, Sweeney Todd, the barber, would soon slit his throat with a razor. He can slash as many throats as he wants if we look into Johnny's eyes we see the struggle, the human winning in despair. Sondheim expresses this in many ways, chief among them is his extensive use of counterpoint. I was fondled and kissed and called a pretty boy. She'll marry me Sunday! For less than $2.30 per week now is the best time to join Australia’s largest arts network. The Daily Courant predicted it would be "one of the trials of the age". Sweeney Todd The Geishas of Japan, the concubines of Siam, the catamites of Greece, the harlots of India. Sweeney Todd as he admires one of his efficient razors after a long absence. Sweeney Todd It is the basis for numerous book and plays, in turn leading to the 1979 Sondheim musical and the new Burton movie. Judge Turpin Despite the grim expectations from the story synopsis, the film delivers gore in a surprisingly tasteful way. I absolutely love this film!! Director: Theresa Borg : : Her husband, a struggling silk weaver, was a drunk who beat his son and his wife. But as Blunt busied himself preparing the evidence for the trial, he received crashing news. / Thus armed with a shaven face, my lord, / Some eau de cologne to brace my lord / And musk to enhance the chase, my lord, / You'll dazzle the girl until... Judge Turpin : As I was completing a new edition of my book on Todd, the London filmmaker Tom Whitter added an intriguing piece to the jigsaw. I've lost count the amount of times I've seen Sweeney Todd and I can't tell you how much I was addicted to it when I first saw it. Does the film fulfill the dark promise of its theatrical parent? Lovett had killed herself with poison, probably bought from a guard. boom boom CUTTING IT FFFFFFFFIIIIIINE! Benjamin Barker! Minutes later, the man settled in the barber's chair, but not for long. Her ‘By The Sea’ when she tries to seduce Todd is a highlight. Judge Turpin Everything you've ever dreamed of doing with a woman. Just five minutes in I felt a melancholy for how great it is making me sad it would finish. : :