Michael Peavoy, Neil Marcus and Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for Buskers Opera Ltd in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
The Buskers Opera
A new musical by Dougal Irvine
Inspired by The Beggar's Opera by John Gay
“The future’s ripe for those who mix their artistry with politics”
London, 2012. The night before the Opening Ceremony. A group of street performers called 'the 99percenters,' gather in protest against the over-priced, corporate games. Among them is Macheath, satirist and ladies' man, whose razor sharp wit is slashing chunks out of the Mayor's reputation. Powerful figures are watching. With the ever influential media operating twenty-four-seven, capital punishment has found a new method of delivery.
A hilarious new musical from the pen of one of the hottest writers emerging in UK theatre, Dougal Irvine, who’s catalogue of work includes Departure Lounge, The Snow Queen, Teddy, The Other School, In Touch and Britain’s Got Bhangra. Expect a reckless abandon of political correctness and some top class tunes to redefine a golden age.
(Source: Park Theatre website)