Adapted / Translated From
Bertolt Brecht Kurt Weill
A new version of Bertolt Brecht's and Kurt Weill's original, from a literal translation by Constance Hayes.
Brecht's adaptation of John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera' creates the atmosphere of London's criminal underworld. Mr Jonathan Peachum is the mastermind behind a deceitful beggar's ring. When his one adversary, Macheath, abducts and marries his only daughter Polly, Peachum launches an all-out war against Macheath and his gang of rogues.
Cast doubling is possible. The original production also included nine musicians. See original production for details.