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:

Nancy Sullivan
2017, Lucy Lockit
Storyhouse
Alex Hayes
Alex Hayes
Actor
2014, Lockit
Burdell's Yard, Bath
Holly Elmes
Holly Elmes
Actor
2011, Lucy Lockit
Corbett Theatre
Charlotte Mason-Apps
2010, Lucy Lockit
Robert Joyce
Robert Joyce
Actor
2010, Lockit
Coach House Theatre, malvern
Joanne Seymour
Joanne Seymour
Voice Over: English
2008, Lucy Lockit
Joanne Seymour
2008, Lucy Lockit
Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre. Westcliff
Sally Lofthouse
2006, Lucy Lockit
The Landor Theatre
Donna Marie Ward
2002, Lucy Lockett
Nina Lucking
Nina Lucking
Actor
1996, Lucy Lockit
Buxton Opera Festival

Alternative Names

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