TODD – FULL LENGTH DRAMA SCRIPT BASED ON ‘SWEENEY TODD’
“Todd” is based on the infamous character, ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, yet this story has a more humane approach and the author has depicted Sweeney Todd as a victim of circumstance and of his own vengeance.
It is 18th century England and Todd, a man who used to be known as Pope is sentenced to be transported to Botany Bay, Australia after spending 4 years in prison. He escapes and returns to London, seeking the whereabouts of his daughter Claire whom he has not seen since before his prison sentence. Whilst plotting his revenge, on the Judge who passed his extended prison sentence, Todd sets up as a Barber in Fleet Street, having acquired barber and surgeon skills during his adventures on the high seas. His passion for revenge affects him deeply and he changes into a bitter, cold hearted murderer. He finds his daughter in surprising circumstances, with the help of his lawyer friend, Jonathan, who is unaware of Todd’s change in personality. As for his quest – revenge is far from sweet for Sweeney Todd.
Author: Keith Passmore
Genre: Full length drama script
Type: Two-act full length drama playwright
Length: Two hours
Cast: 20-28 actors 21M 7F (double casting is achievable as are some females playing male parts)
Ages of the actors: Adult
Suitable for: PG 13 violence
Set: Minimal stage furniture and props can be used. Scene changes could be made by lighting different parts of the stage, particularly with spots, a number of which are stated in the script.
Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – a drama with a large cast.
Cost is $7 for this digital script
© October 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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