A co-production with Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. In association with Tramway.
A man who loves money, might as well be contented with one guinea, as I with one woman.
The future’s here. It’s a brave new world, but wherever there’s a world there’s an underworld: muggers, smugglers, prostitutes, thieves. And most of all, celebrities. Nobody plays by the rules, least of all MacHeath – bandit, hedonist, superhero to some, villain to others. But on the front pages of all the magazines. In a world of imitators and wannabes, he’s the genuine article. But where he goes, trouble is sure to follow.
MacHeath has married Polly Peachum. But he fancies Lucy Lockit. Lucy Lockit fancies MacHeath, but Polly doesn’t want to share. Mr Peachum wants MacHeath’s head, so does Mr Lockit. And the law. With so many enemies, it’s hard to tell who your friends are.
John Gay’s 18th century play, The Beggar’s Opera has been reconfigured in to our not too distant future: A dark, seedy, absurd, visually rich and cruelly comic co-production from Vanishing Point, The Royal Lyceum and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, in association with Tramway. Featuring brand new live music from Alasdair Macrae and A Band Called Quinn, cutting edge production design and a large cast of leading performers, The Beggar’s Opera is a music gig with a story.