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Reviews: The Beggar’s Opera. 08
Jul

By Open Air Theatre

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“the energy and wit of it scorch the night air…INSPIRED…John Gay’s lowlife brilliantly reborn…” Times * * * *

“A bawdy breath of fresh air” Daily Mail * * * *

“Jasper Britton and Phil Daniels offer outstanding portraits of twin social predators” “…DELIGHTFUL…” Guardian * * * *

“the tears, fears and recriminations of this underworld soap opera are as salty and raucous as ever in this roiling Hogarthian spectacle” Time Out * * * *

“A REMARKABLE EVENING” Whatsonstage.com * * * * *

“Mingling caustic commentary with creative zest, the production ends with a coup de theatre that’s the last word in gallows humour.” Independent * * * *

“(Lucy)Bailey and (William) Dudley are unafraid to tackle open-air spaces head-on with audaciously tone-changing visual concepts, and once again their chutzpah pays off with this fine slice of Regent’s Parklife” Financial Times * * * *

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