Iv’e always wondered where I got my singing voice from, Iv’e never heard the judge sing. Well, sometimes I hear him muttering thing’s outside my room. I wonder if any of my ancestors could sing.
Johanna is the alternate heroine. She is the daughter of Sweeney Todd, who was entrusted into the care of her mother, Lucy, after Sweeney was falsely convicted and sent to prison. After Judge Turpin seduced and raped Lucy, Johanna was turned over to Judge Turpin as his ward. Now a young adult, she is a prisoner of his house, comparing herself to a caged bird. She becomes enamored with the young sailor Anthony Hope, and together they begin a plan to escape and elope.