Margaret Hall

Writer, Teacher, Historian

“Who Was Mr. Lovett?”

At the end of 2020, when the world seemed to be on the brink of complete collapse, I found myself consumed with one particularly inconsequential question. 

What happened to Mr. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”?

If you, like me, are in desperate need of a mystery to distract yourself from doom scrolling for a few minutes, this piece is for you. I promise it is juicer than you’re expecting. 

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