In Sweeney Todd what are the differences between the stage version of Mrs Lovett and the film version ?
In Sweeney Todd what are differences between the stage version of Mrs Lovett and the film version?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
There are a few :
1)More blood for one !
2)There is a song called "parlour songs" in the show sung by the beadle bamford and Mrs lovett
3)"Green finch and linnet bird" is longer in the show , it has more verses, as well as "by the sea".
4)The show also has a song called "Kiss me" Sung by johanna and anthony
5)Both the beadle and the judje love Johanna in the show
6)The film is a lot darker ... the characters are darker too
7)Toby is irish in the stage production
8) the stage production deals with much older characters - Tim burton reduced the age of all the characters by about 10- 15 years in his version of it !
I cant think of anymore right now , but i know there are some other differences as well as these
hope i helped xxSource(s): OH OOPS I JUST REALISED I DID NOT READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY . Basically , mrs lovett is alot darker in the film . In the stage show she is more "mad" by which i meen she seems more lonely and affected by her lonelyness. She is also mentioned by her first name in the show - nellie Yes, she is also older , as i said above . She also has an extra song , as i said above :P The show mrs lovett also seems to have a firmer grasp on the situation compared to in the film , where she seems to be more at Sweeney's mercy , though ultimately she still comes to the same end . She is also more lively in the show - probably because she has been burtonified in the film and so has been made all gaunt and horror film like but she is more bubbly in the show , which is also shown in the way she looks in the show , which is brighter and slightly larger that HBC in the film . Again , this is probably a burton effect.
- germaine_87313Lv 71 decade ago
Mrs. Lovett was older in the play, more matronly, a bit on the frumpy side. When I first seen the musical, Angela Lansbury played her and I thought at first that her and Sweeney were a long married couple.
Tim Burton's choice was interesting. Helena Bonham-Carter really sunk her teeth (no pun intended) into this role. This is probably the most effort I seen her put into something since she was younger. I also loved that sense of jealousy and unrequited love she feels for Sweeney, which was somewhat lacking in the original.
- immichLv 43 years ago
i've got seen the two the DVD of the completed degree overall performance with George Hearn and Angela Lansbury and the DVD with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter. even nonetheless i'm no longer prepared in this instruct, the degree version became into lots extra advantageous. i for my area concept Tim Burton's version sucked. The degree version only has extra to it. They minimize lots of issues out for the action picture. in case you have a Netflix account, get the Broadway version with George Hearn. That way, you could variety your individual opinion on which you think of is extra advantageous.