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The Beggar’s Opera

July 1, 2011

Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera is at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park until the 23rd of July:

Concessions available when booked over the phone.

Discover the innocent but feisty heroine Polly Peachum, her wronged rival Lucy Lockit and Macheath, their irrepressible highwayman lover, as a tangled web of lies and deceit blissfully unravels. Deep in London’s underworld, this comedy of highwaymen, hangmen and harlots is an uncompromising exposure of moral and financial corruption.

Director Lucy Bailey injects her trademark visual dynamism into John Gay’s original text, with designs by William Dudley and movement by Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle. The City Waites, led by Roddy Skeaping, use authentic instruments to recreate the popular ballads and folk tunes of the time.



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