Bursting with infamy, intrigue, fun and romance, the classic musical comedy gets a fantastic re-imagining from director Max Stafford-Clark and writer Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine). On a ship bound for Australia, a group of convicts are ordered to put on a show set in the criminal underworld of London that theyâve left far behind, never to see again - a world packed with such larger than life characters as highwayman Macheath and his lover sweet Polly Peachum. Cue stormy seas (and stormy scenes), reluctant cross-dressing, and a musical score that combines the beautiful folk tunes of the original with hilarious reworkings of pop classics including Sailing, Those Were The Days, 500 Miles, Youâre So Vain and I Fought The Law.Performers Glenn Butcher, Amelia Cormack, Peter Cousens, Juan Jackson, Ali McGregor, Thomas Eyre, Karina Fernandez, Nicholas Goode, Brian Protheroe, Catherine Russell.
Author Stephen Jeffreys. Corporate Sponsor Audi. Company Out of Joint. Company Sydney Theatre Company. Director Max Stafford-Clark. Design Dale Ferguson. Sound Paul Charlier. Lighting Nick Schlieper. Costume Tess Schofield. Music Felix Cross (musical arrangement). Choreographer John O'Connell.