Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ★★★★★

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A tragic revenge tale filled with maniacal characters who are all driven by madness and obsession, Sweeney obsessed with getting revenge on the judge for separating his family and with reuniting with his daughter , Ms. Lovett obsessed with the thought of being with Sweeney and living a fairytale life with him, Anthony obsessed with the beauty of Johanna and with freeing her. The themes of revenge and obsession are handled extremely well, character motivations and motifs hidden away in the brilliant score and songs by Sondheim, which carry along and entrance the viewer into the 1800s style gothic London, filled with gloominess and a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. Absolutely love how the musical sequences and the songs reveal more about the characters desires and feelings at moments and truly capture a characters frantic needs two examples being Ms lovetts dream sequence, and Sweeney’s epiphany. The performances are also brilliant and matched with burtons direction and visual flair you have a truly solid musical adaptation.

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