What is Sweeney Todd?

  • (noun): Fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers.
    Synonyms: Todd

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is a fictional character who first appeared as the murderer of the Victorian penny dreadful The String of Pearls (1846–1847). He was later introduced as an antihero in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and its film adaptation of the same name. Claims that Sweeney Todd was a historical person are strongly disputed by scholars, although possible legendary prototypes exist.

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Mrs. Lovett - Portrayals
... In film and stage adaptations of the Sweeney Todd story, Lovett is considered the female lead ... Bonham Carter portrayed the character in Tim Burton's movie version of the musical Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ... film broadcast on the BBC, simply titled Sweeney Todd ...
Susan E. Wagner High School - Performing and Visual Arts
... complete in time for their Spring Musical of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in 2012 ... George Theater to perform Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd ... In The Heights (Spring 2013) Brighton Beach Memoirs (Fall 2012) Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Spring 2012) Annie (Winter 2011) Frankenstien (Fall 2011) Les Miserables (Spring ...
Sweeney Todd - Rhyming Slang
... In rhyming slang, Sweeney Todd is the Flying Squad (a branch of the UK's Metropolitan Police), hence the television series The Sweeney ...
Birgit Kroencke - Acting Career - 2000–2009
... In 2007, Lee collaborated with Burton on Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing the spirit of Sweeney Todd's victims called the Gentleman Ghost alongside ...
Sweeney Todd (ballet)
... The ballet Sweeney Todd, Op ... It is a one act ballet based on the legend of Sweeney Todd ... The dancers who created the roles in the first production were Donald Britton (Sweeney Todd), Johaar Mosaval (Tobias), Elizabeth Anderton (Johanna), Desmond Doyle (Mark Ingestre), Ian Hamilton (C ...

Famous quotes containing the words todd and/or sweeney:

    Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!
    —Mary Todd Lincoln (1818–1882)

    Now Sweeney phones from London, W. 2,
    saying, Martyr, my religion is love, is you.
    Be seated, my Sweeney, my invisible fan.
    Surely the words will continue, for that’s
    what’s left that’s true.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)