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The Beggar's Opera

  • 15 Nov 1972
  • 20:30
  • 18 Nov 1972
  • 20:30
  • Théâtre Pitoëff, Geneva

The Beggars Opera 1972

OVERVIEW

The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728. 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.

CAST

Mr Peachum Frank Harling
Filch Peter Barnett
Mrs Peachum Valerie Bouladon
Polly Peachum Jo Jennings
Captain Macheath
Michael Mulvey
Lockit
Derek French
Lucy Lockit
Helen Estinel
Mrs Diana Trapes
Keena Pralong

Ladies of the town:

Frances Mackenzie, Kath French, Patricia Morgan, Kirsten Hytten, Diana Klein, Pam Barron, Margery Jackson, Susan Dobson

Macheath’s highwaymen:

Brian Millar, Robin Brown, Bill Nuttall, Kenneth Harrold, Ian Smith, Tony Stanford, Malcolm Dykes, Paddy Andrews

Other parts played by:

Members of the cast plus Chris Bulloch, Thelma Harling, Jackie Valenzi, Fran Caldcleugh, Muriel Forman, Dorothy von Känel

Children:

Graham Broomfield, Susan Broomfield, Susan Jackson, Michael Jackson

PRODUCTION

Directors
Chris Bullock / Pam Barron
Musical Director  David Blum
Stage Manager 
Stephen Bastin
Set Design  Sigrid Pittendrigh
Lighting  Diana Squire
Costumes   Evelyn Jarrell
Make-up   Pat Broomfield
Props   Cecilia Place

PHOTOS


POSTER

1972 Beggars Opera Poster



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