A new version of Bertolt Brecht's and Kurt Weill's original, from a literal translation by Constance Hayes.
London in 1953.
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.
09 July 1991
Produced by Gate Theatre
Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata
Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.
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