Sunday, March 4, 2007

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street



One of my favorite musicals in now being transformed into a movie. Sweeney Todd was written by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. It tells the story of a wrongly imprisoned barber who seeks revenge against the corrupt judge who framed him. The story has always intrigued me, and I even did a term paper once on the history of the Sweeney Todd story.

1 comment:

Ian said...

As you know,i have recently just got into Sweeney Todd. The music is dark and eerie, and suits the story perfectly. My favourite character is Mrs Lovett...the pie maker, and Helena Bonham Carter will be playing her in the movie. That should be very interesting. I am very much looking forward to Tim Burton's movie!