(Broadway 1979, West end 1980, Movie adaptation 2007)
They all deserve to die. Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why! Because in all of the whole human race, Mrs. Lovett, there are two kinds of men and only two. There’s the one staying put in his proper place and one with his foot in the other one’s face. Look at me, Mrs Lovett! Look at you! No, we all deserve to die… Even you, Mrs Lovett, even I! Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief. For the rest of us death will be a relief. We all deserve to die… And I’ll never see Johanna, no I’ll never hug my girl to me… FINISHED!
Sweeney Todd Character Aesthetics 4/? ➢ Johanna Barker
Ringdove and robinet, is it for wages? Singing to be sold? Have you decided, it’s safer in cages, singing when you’re told? My cage has many rooms, damask and dark. Nothing there sings, not even my lark. Larks never will, you know, when they’re captive. Teach me to be more adaptive.