Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

London Production (1980)

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Sweeney Todd
Mrs. Lovett
Beggar Woman
Anthony Hope
Judge Turpin
Beadle Bamford
Jonas Fogg

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • [Prelude .... Organ]*
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (opening) .... Company
  • No Place Like London .... Anthony, Todd, Beggar Woman
  • The Barber and His Wife .... Todd
  • The Worst Pies in London .... Mrs. Lovett
  • Poor Thing .... Mrs. Lovett
  • My Friends .... Todd, Mrs. Lovett
  • Green Finch and Linnet Bird .... Johanna
  • Ah, Miss .... Anthony, Beggar Woman
  • Johanna (Anthony) .... Johanna
  • Pirelli's Miracle Elixir .... Tobias, Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Company
  • The Contest .... Pirelli
  • Wait .... Mrs. Lovett
  • Kiss Me .... Johanna, Anthony
  • Ladies in Their Sensitivities .... The Beadle
  • Quartet (Act One) .... Johanna, Anthony, The Beadle, Judge Turpin
  • Pretty Women .... Todd, Judge Turpin
  • Epiphany .... Todd
  • A Little Priest .... Todd, Mrs. Lovett

Act Two

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  • God, That's Good! .... Tobias, Mrs. Lovett, Todd, Beggar Woman, Customers
  • Johanna (Quartet) .... Anthony, Todd, Johanna, Beggar Woman
  • By the Sea .... Mrs. Lovett
  • Not While I'm Around .... Tobias, Mrs. Lovett
  • City on Fire! .... Lunatics, Anthony, Johanna
  • Final Sequence .... Anthony, Beggar Woman, Todd, Judge Turpin, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna, Tobias
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (finale) .... Company

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Trivia & History

The production was the first one to include the Beggar Woman's "Lullaby," but it was not listed in the program, being considered part of the "Final Sequence."

Television Performances

The South Bank Show (7/26/1980)

PERFORMER(S): Denis Quilley , Sheila Hancock , Michael Staniforth , Andrew C. Wadsworth , Mandy More , John Aron
SONG(S): The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (opening) , The Worst Pies in London , Pirelli's Miracle Elixir , Epiphany , A Little Priest , God, That's Good! , Johanna (Quartet)
NOTES: This is a documentary titled "The Making of Sweeney Todd," featuring extensive interviews with Sondheim and Christopher Bond, and shorter interviews with Hal Prince, Denis Quilley, and Sheila Hancock. There was extensive rehearsal footage and a great deal of performance footage (some of which may have been shot at a dress rehearsal). Most of the musical numbers listed above in seen in somewhat fragmentary form, with footage covering both rehearsals and performance and sometimes moving from rehearsal footage directly into performance footage. The running time is approximately 84 minutes.

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