The Beggar's Opera (Turner/Gay)

by  David Turner, John Gay, Roy Darby

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  20m, 12f

John Gay's famous "opera of the people" has been adapted for modern use. All the essential ingredients of the story are there-- Macheath's love of women and Polly's and Lucy's fight over him; Peachum's selling of Macheath to the law; Macheath's escape and re-capture and his eventual pardon so a happ…

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The Beggar's Opera (Turner/Gay)

by  David Turner John Gay Roy Darby

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    20m, 12f

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John Gay's famous "opera of the people" has been adapted for modern use. All the essential ingredients of the story are there-- Macheath's love of women and Polly's and Lucy's fight over him; Peachum's selling of Macheath to the law; Macheath's escape and re-capture and his eventual pardon so a happy ending can be achieved. The settings are simple without complicated set changes.
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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

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20m, 12f
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20 Piano/Vocal Scores

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David Turner

David Turner

John Gay

John Gay

Roy Darby

Roy Darby

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