The Beggar's Opera
Sexy, shocking and satirical...
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’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.
The Beggar’s Opera marks Lazarus Theatrereturn to The Jack Studio after our sell-out production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
"The Beggar's Opera is suitable for audience members of the age of 12 and upwards, contains strong language and scenes of very naughty sexual behaviour."
Written by John Gay
Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes
Designed by Sorcha Corcoran
Lighting Design by Stuart Glover
Lyrics by John Gay and Robert Locke
Music and Sound Design by Chris Drohan
Musical Direction by Sarah Morrison