By John Gay
Discover the innocent but feisty heroine Polly Peachum, her wronged rival Lucy Lockit and Macheath, their irrepressible highwayman lover, as a tangled web of lies and deceit blissfully unravels. Deep in London’s underworld, this comedy of highwaymen, hangmen and harlots is an uncompromising exposure of moral and financial corruption.
"A REMARKABLE EVENING" "...Jasper Britton and Phil Daniels are quality casting..." "a wonderfully Hogarthian production"
"Jasper Britton and Phil Daniels offer outstanding portraits of twin social predators" "...DELIGHTFUL…"
“the energy and wit of it scorch the night air...inspired...John Gay’s lowlife brilliantly reborn..."
The Sunday Times
"The strength of Lucy Bailey's production is that it creates a Hogarthian portrait of money-grabbing 18th-Century London." "BRILLIANT DESIGNS"
The Daily Mail
"BEGGARS ARE A BAWDY BREATH OF FRESH AIR" "...ingenious touches..." "(Beverly) Rudd is terrific"
"...immaculate production...it boasts David Caves, a star of rare if not startling charisma."
"the tears, fears and recriminations of this underworld soap opera are as salty and raucous as ever in this roiling Hogarthian spectacle"
"Mingling caustic commentary with creative zest, the production ends with a coup de theatre that's the last work in gallows humour."
Mail on Sunday
"A Hogarth cartoon teeming with life...splendidly acted and filled with loveable baddies and lovely tunes, the show has a lot to sing about"
- Director – Lucy Bailey
- Designer – William Dudley
- Movement Director – Maxine Doyle
- Arranger & Musical Director – Roddy Skeaping
- Lighting Designer – Oliver Fenwick
- Sound Designer – Mike Walker
- Casting Director – Siobhan Bracke
- Fight Director – Terry King
- Voice Coach & Text Consultant – Barbara Houseman
- Dialect Coach – Majella Hurley
- Assistant Director – Guy Unsworth
- Mrs Traipes' Assistant/Mrs Slammekin – Karen Anderson
- Ben Budge – Jack Bannell
- Mr Peachum – Jasper Britton
- Captain Macheath – David Caves
- Mr Lockit – Phil Daniels
- Matt of the Mint – Keith Dunphy
- Mrs Peachum – Janet Fullerlove
- Suky Tawdry – Akiya Henry
- Filch – Oliver Hoare
- Jemmy Twitcher – Rob McNeill
- Molly Brazen – Fernanda Prata
- Lucy Lockit / Dolly Trull – Beverly Rudd
- Turnkey / Ned Clincher – Vinicius Salles
- Turnkey / Mrs. Traipes – Frank Scantori
- Jenny Diver – Lucie Skeaping
- Polly Peachum – Flora Spencer-Longhurst