Synopsis

The Convict's Opera

The Convict's Opera $12.99

Stephen Jeffreys

Published by Nick Hern Books

6 Male 4 Female

The Convict's Opera re-imagines the world's first ever musical - The Beggar's Opera - as a performance on board a creaking convict ship bound for Australia ...

To pass the time on their journey to Australia, the convicts put on John Gay's musical satire, introducing us to treacherous highwayman MacHeath and sweet Polly Peachum as they juggle love and deceit in the dirty underbelly of eighteenth-century London

It's a world the convicts have left far behind, and will probably never see again

'Part historical romp, part Brechtian jukebox musical, Stephen Jeffreys's script is often times funny and beautifully written' ~ Sun-Herald, Australia

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