by John Gay
adapted and produced by Lazarus Theatre Company
Bawdy. Bonkers. Bizarre.
Polly Peachum longs for her newly-married husband, the roguish highwayman, Macheath. Their whirlwind romance is derailed by her parents, his lover, the law and the noose.
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Pushed the boundaries of the audience’s imagination – it swept me off my feet ★★★★★ Ginger Wig & Strolling Man
The production is hilariously funny as well as dramatic ★★★★ West End Wilma
fast-paced and funny – a very enjoyable show… Lazarus Theatre have taken John Gay’s story and brought it into the 21st century with a bang. The Play’s The Thing
There is plenty in this lively new version to delight and surprise both those returning to an old favourite and those who are seeing it for the first time. ★★★★ Remotegoat
Another standout production from this creative company… The company songs are superb and the energy of the piece brings every corner of the Jack’s studio space to throbbing, pulsating life.From the imaginative movement and staging to the sound and lighting, the show is dynamic and fun ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
Ricky Dukes’ production could not be more relevant.A fast-paced production with a beautiful musical score by Bobby Locke and Chris Drohan. UK Theatrenetwork
As ever Lazarus, a company which always take risks, is at its best when performing as an ensemble and this bright, amusing version of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera is no exception ★★★★ Reviewsgate
Saucy, satirical and sensational, The Beggar’s Opera is gripping and highly amusing. The staging was incredible Everything Theatre