Lazarus Theatre ends 2016 with a BANG: John Gay's Bawdy Musical, THE BEGGAR'S OPERA!
Sexy, shocking and satirical... Polly Peachum longs for her newly-married husband, the roguish highwayman, Macheath. Their whirlwind romance is derailed by her parents, his lover, the law and the noose.
John Gay's 1728 musical comedy is set deep within London's underbelly, a frantic, dangerous and lascivious world of highwaymen, hangmen and harlots. This uncompromising exposure of moral and financial corruption comes to the stage with an original score and contemporary staging.
The Beggar's Opera marks our return to The Jack Studio after our sell-out production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
"The Beggar's Opera is suitable for audience members of the age of 12 and upwards, contains strong language and scenes of very naughty sexual behaviour."
Lazarus is an award winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.
Dates - 8th November - 3 rd December, Tuesday - Saturday at 7.45pm
Venue - The Jack Studio Theatre Tickets £15.00, £12.00 (Concessions) £10 (Previews 8 th and 9th Nov)
To Book - www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Cast; Shall be announced shortly.
Creative; Written by John Gay Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes
Designed by Sorcha Corcoran Lighting Design by Stuart Glover Lyrics by John Gay and Robert Locke
Music and Sound Design by Chris Drohan
Musical Direction by Sarah Morrison
"Lazarus Theatre Company creates a very urban modern feel to this classic Brecht play... This is a very fine production... Extraordinarily powerful" Keith Mckenna, British Theatre Guide on Caucasian Chalk Circle