The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera - Lazarus, The Brockley Jack Studio

John Gay’s 1728 musical comedy is set deep within London’s underbelly , a frantic, dangerous and lascivious world of highwaymen, hangmen and harlots. This uncompromising exposure of moral and financial corruption comes to the stage with an original score and contemporary staging.

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Polly Peachum longs for her newly-married husband, the roguish highwayman, Macheath. Their whirlwind romance is derailed by her parents, his lover, the law and the noose.

John Gay adapted by Ricky Dukes
Lazarus Theatre
Ricky Dukes
Songs by:
Lyrics by John Gay and Robert Locke, Music by Chris Drohan
Stuart Glover
Chris Drohan
Sorcha Corcoran
Cast list:
Michaela Bennison, Elizabeth Hollingshead, David Jay Douglas, Natalie Barker, Josie Mills, Sherwood Alexander, Louis Rayneau, Alasdair Melrose, Rachel Kelly, Shalana Serafina
Other info:
Musical Direction by Sarah Morrison

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