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 they’ve 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, You’re So Vain and I Fought The Law.

Author Stephen Jeffreys.

Archive listings for The Convict's Opera

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

T1511905618 (LIBMAN09)

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. Performer Glenn Butcher. Performer Amelia Cormack. Performer Peter Cousens. Performer Juan Jackson. Performer Ali McGregor. Performer Thomas Eyre. Performer Karina Fernandez. Performer Nicholas Goode. Performer Brian Protheroe. Performer Catherine Russell.
17 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
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10 Mar 09 to 14 Mar 09Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
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3 Mar 09 to 7 Mar 09Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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24 Feb 09 to 28 Feb 09Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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17 Feb 09 to 21 Feb 09NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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10 Feb 09 to 14 Feb 09The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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3 Feb 09 to 7 Feb 09Library Theatre, Manchester :: V487
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27 Jan 09 to 31 Jan 09Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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15 Jan 09 to 24 Jan 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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