At the end, Todd realizes that he has murdered his own wife Lucy, whom he did not recognize, as she appeared to be a mad beggar woman. In the stage musical, Toby is portrayed as a mentally handicapped adult; Ken Jennings, who originated the Broadway role, was 31 on opening night, and Neil Patrick Harris was 27. James McConville played Tobias in the 2012 London revival. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. However, when he discovers that Todd has been killing customers for Mrs. Lovett to bake into meat pies, he goes insane with horror and shock. In the 2007 movie, he is a child, portrayed by 14-year-old Ed Sanders. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Just then, the bloody corpse of the Beadle, recently killed by Todd, tumbles down th. A barber from Fleet Street, Todd murders his customers with a straight razor and turns their bodies over to Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, who bakes their flesh into meat pies. Tobias Ragg was also the young apprentice of Todd in the 1936 film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The story will feature each of the existing characters, but with the added twist of the tale being told from Mrs Lovett's point of view. When she takes out a purse to give him a penny to go and buy candy, he recognizes it as having belonged to Pirelli, and tells her that they must go tell somebody, because that confirms his fear that Todd murdered his master. Toby becomes deeply attached to Mrs. Lovett, thinking of her as a surrogate mother. At the end Sweeney Todd is left sitting with his wife (Lucy) who turned out to have poisoned herself, but not died. Anthony went to get a carriage, and Todd nearly killed her after killing the judge. The character of Toby would once again become Tobias and instead would have a family that lived close to Mrs Lovett's shop. I'm a rag-Sweeney Todd fan fiction Toby Love Story *ON HOLD* what happened. Todd and Mrs. Lovett later search the cellars for Toby, who by then has vanished into the catacombs. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (often referred to simply as Sweeney Todd) is a 1979 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler.It is based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond.. Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979 and in the West End in 1980. Toby is taken in by Mrs. Lovett after Todd kills Pirelli, who threatened to blackmail him. It's Todd now, Sweeney Todd, and he will have his revenge." Kyle Brenn played Tobias in the 2014 New York Philharmonic concert. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Mrs. Lovett tells Sweeney Todd (previously Benjamin Barker) that she had poisoned herself, however she conveniently forgets to add that she survived the attempted suicide. He hints to Mrs. Lovett of his concerns with the song "Not While I'm Around." He is joined by Johanna who wants to know what happened to her lover, Mark Ingestrie. Up in her room, Johanna is locked away from the world. Tobias Ragg was also the young apprentice of Todd in the 1936 film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett takes Toby downstairs for a meat pie, leaving Todd alone with Pirelli, who reveals that he served as assistant to Benjamin Barker in his barber shop fifteen years ago. Pirelli pretends to be Italian, and sells some fake potions for hair, made of "piss and ink". While there, he discovers a piece of hair from a "black cow" and a fingernail in a pie he is eating. Currently no title has been declared. When Barker returns to London, he decides to start over again, and returns with the name Sweeney Todd so no one will recognize him by name. FOX 8 believes that the story will be similar to the current show airing in both Australia and America, "The Good Wife" where it portrays the life of a woman behind a powerful known figure in the world. The United States has announced that a new drama television program is currently in production to give the story of Sweeney Todd a new life from a new point of view. Johanna Barker - "Never had dreams. He eventually escapes, is involved in Todd's arrest, and as the story ends goes into the service of Johanna's husband-to-be Mark Ingestrie. After the disappearance of Pirelli, Tobias becomes Mrs. Lovett's assistant, helping her with her meat pies. Edmund Bagnell played Tobias in the 2005 Revival tour. After finding out that Mrs. Lovett had lied to him about his wife being dead, he throws her into the oven. Joseph Taylor originated the role of Tobias in the 2017 Off-Broadway revival, followed by John-Michael Lyles and Zachary Noah Piser. e chute. Rather than pay him off, Todd attacks Pirelli and strangles him, dumping his body into an empty trunk just before Tobias enters looking for his master, saying that he has an appointment with his tailor. As the series progresses, Mrs Lovett ultimately changes her mind about feeding him the pies, knowing of their ingredients, and instead plans to adopt him for safe keeping. Johanna Barker is Benjamin Barker (aka Sweeney Todd)'s daughter. The only happy part about the movie is Anthony and Johanna run away together. In the penny dreadful The String of Pearls, Tobias Ragg is the apprentice of Sweeney Todd – a barber who murders his customers. All the while, he grows close to her and becomes increasingly suspicious of Todd. After finding out that Mrs. Lovett had lied to him about his wife being dead, he throws her into the oven. He was sentenced for life in a prison in Australia, but managed to escape after 15 years. Sweeney Todd has him committed to a lunatic asylum after Tobias finds proof of Todd's guilt and decides to contact the police. Mrs. Lovett - "Well I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you Mr. Barker, bu..." Sweeney Todd - "No, not Barker, that man is dead. Todd tells Tobias that Pirelli has been called away, and sends him back down to Mrs. Lovett, tempting him with the offer of another pie and "a nice big tot of gin", and once the door has shut behind Toby, Todd opens the trunk and finally finishes off his former assistant by slitting his throat. Johanna's suspicions of Sweeney Todd's involvement lead her to the desperate and dangerous expedient of dressing up as a boy and entering Todd's employment, after his last assistant, Tobias Ragg, has been incarcerated in a madhouse. 6,501 reads. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (also known simply as Sweeney Todd) is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton and an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning 1979 musical of the same name.. Sweeney Todd Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Todd and Mrs. Lovett later search the cellars for Toby, who by then has vanished into the catacombs. In the musical Tobias Ragg has only one solo number, "Not While I'm Around", which he sings to Mrs. Lovett. Her plans however are hindered because he found out her secret. However, in the film version, Toby does not appear to be caught, or to have gone insane, and it is implied that he ultimately escapes we don’t know that he either escaped with Anthony and Joanna or escaped on his own. At this point, Tobias emerges from the shadows, now driven completely insane, and picks up Todd's fallen razor and fatally slashes Todd's throat. Only nightmares." Soon the full grisly horror of Todd's activities are discovered and the … In the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Toby is the apprentice of Signor Adolfo Pirelli, a barber who was once an apprentice of Todd. Tobias "Toby" Ragg is a fictional character who appears in various adaptations of the story Sweeney Todd. however his family would be killed in a factory fire and leave Tobias to beg on the streets. "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Prologue)" (with Company)**, "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir" (with Todd, Mrs. Lovett and Company)*, "Tooth-Pulling Sequence" (with Pirelli)**, "God, That's Good" (with Mrs. Lovett, Todd and Company)*, "Parlour Songs" - "(Tower of Bray)" (with Beadle Bamfort and Mrs. Lovett)**, "Not While I'm Around" (With Mrs. Lovett), "Final Scene" (with Todd and Mrs. Lovett)*, "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Epilogue)" (with Company)**, This page was last edited on 16 August 2020, at 09:27. Sweeney Todd is a fictional character who first appeared as the villain of the Victorian penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls (1846–47).