The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

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Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar’s Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for jukebox productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs.

Cast & Crew

(Director), James Brandily (SetDesign), Robert Burt (Mr. Peachum), Beverley Klein (Mrs. Peachum), Kate Batter (Polly Peachum), Benjamin Purkiss (Macheath), Kraig Thornber (Lockit), Olivia Brereton (Lucy Lockit), Emma Kate Nelson (Jenny Diver), Sean Lopeman (Filch Manuel)

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