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.

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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
Maddie Dunn
Maddie Dunn
Actor
2018, Polly Peachum
The Bacon Theatre
Charlotte Miranda-Smith
2017, Polly Peachum
Storyhouse Chester
Michaela Bennison
2016, Polly Peachum
Brockley Jack Theatre
Lizzie Lister
2016, Polly Peachum
Barber Institute
Lucia Schulz
Lucia Schulz
Actor
2015, Polly Peachum
Isabel Wroe Wright
2013, Polly Peacham
Thea Jo Wolfe
2012, Polly Peachum
Darren Lawrence
Judith Amsenga
2011, Polly Peachum
Serena Manteghi
2011, Polly Peachum
York Theatre Royal Mainhouse
Semane Parsons
2010, Polly Peachum
LAMDA
Kate Hodgson
Kate Hodgson
Actor
2006, Polly Peachum
The Landor Theatre
Carly Day
Carly Day
Actor
2005, Polly Peachum
RUTC thetare
Emily Chugg
Emily Chugg
Actor
2003, Polly Peachum
Nina Lucking
Nina Lucking
Actor
2000, Polly
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Tania Higgins
1997, Polly Peachum
The Speigeltent, 3 Counties Festival
Natalie Knill
1996, Polly Peachum
Playhouse, Harlow

Alternative Names

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