by John Gay - directed by Wendy Davies - click to enlarge
A ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It became Gay's greatest success and has been played ever since. In 1920 The Beggar's Opera began an astonishing revival run of 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London.
Mother Love, Drinking Companion, Between Mouthfuls, Gosforth's Fete, A Talk in the Park.
A series of five plays linked by the common themes of loneliness, obsession and desire for companionship.