The Convict's Opera
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848420151Publication Date:
2 Oct 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Out of Joint & Sydney Theatre Company at Sydney Theatre, 2008; UK tour, 2009

The Convict's Opera

By Stephen Jeffreys

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Stephen Jeffreys' The Convict's Opera reimagines 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, The Beggar's Opera, 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.

The Convict's Opera was first performed by Out of Joint and Sydney Theatre Company at Sydney Theatre in 2008, followed by a UK tour in 2009.

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

Sun-Herald, Australia
Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781848420151Publication Date:
2 Oct 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Stephen Jeffreys:

Finsbury Park
The Clink
I Just Stopped By To See The Man
The Libertine
Stephen Jeffreys: Plays
A Going Concern
Valued Friends

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