The Convict's Opera @ Rose Theatre, Kingston

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11/23/08
Link: http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/convicts

This co-production between the Sydney Theatre Company and Out of Joint played Sydney last year, and will be playing the only London dates of its UK tour soon.

A very clever take on the Beggar's Opera - placing it as a play-within-a-play on a convict ship bound for Australia. Only runs from March 17-28, with most of the original cast, including one of Australian musical theatre most infamous stars Peter Cousens - the man who began (and ended) Australia's national musical company, Kookaburra.

Go and catch this ingenious take on what many call the world's first musical comedy.