Plays Directory : The Beggar's Opera

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Gay
  • Written
    1728
  • Setting
    England
  • Overview
    It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today.

    The piece satirised Italian opera, which had become popular in London. However, instead of the grand music and themes of opera, it used familiar tunes and characters that were ordinary people.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The Beggar's Opera

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4 known characters

3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Kate Batter
Kate Batter
Actor
2019, Polly Peachum
Bouffes Du Nord, Paris and various European
Sean Lopeman
Sean Lopeman
Actor
2019, Filch
International Tour
Maddie Dunn
Maddie Dunn
Actor
2018, Polly Peachum
The Bacon Theatre
JahJay James
JahJay James
Actor
2017, Matt the mint/Beggar
James Gribble
2017, Captain Macheath
Nancy Sullivan
2017, Lucy Lockit
Storyhouse
Emma Nairne-Thomas
Emma Nairne-Thomas
Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager On The Book
Crescent Theatre
Charlotte Miranda-Smith
2017, Polly Peachum
Storyhouse Chester
Yasmin Brook
Yasmin Brook
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Stage management work experience
Storyhouse, Chester
Jack Ramplin
Jack Ramplin
Lighting Programmer
2017, Associate Lighting Designer / Programmer
Crescent Studio
Sorcha Corcoran
Sorcha Corcoran
Set Designer
2017, Set and Costume Designer
The Brockley Jack
Charlie Morgan Jones
Charlie Morgan Jones
Lighting Designer
2017, Lighting Designer
Crescent Theatre
Luke Capay
Luke Capay
Sound No.2
2017, Deputy Sound No. 1
Storyhouse Theatre, Chester
Josh Baker
Josh Baker
Actor
2016, Company
The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Bobby Locke
Bobby Locke
Composer
2016, Composer & Lyricist
Brockley Jack Theatre
Bex Snell
Bex Snell
Deputy Stage Manager
2016, ASM Book Cover
Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Connor Bailey
2016, Peachum
Jai Morjaria
Jai Morjaria
Lighting Designer
2016, Lighting Designer
Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Natalie Barker
2016, Mrs Peachum
The Jack Studio Theatre
Michaela Bennison
2016, Polly Peachum
Brockley Jack Theatre

Alternative Names

Beggar's Opera, The Beggars Opera, The Beggar's Opera, The Beggers Opera