Synopsis

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera $6.99

John Gay

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
This is the economy Drama Classics edition of John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche on the pretentious classical Italian opera ...

Peachum the thief-catcher is horrified when he discovers his beloved daughter Polly has married Macheath the highwayman

He and his wife plot Macheath's death in the knowledge that they would be entitled to their daughter's inheritance once he was out of the way

But Lockit the prison warden is also after the highwayman's treasures, and daughter Lucy his crown jewels ...

Edited and introduced by Colin Counsell

Cast: 12f 14m plus extras, doubling possible

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