Polly

A dirty, messy, highly physical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's sequel to The Beggar's Opera - inspired by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill and their Berlin infused Threepenny Opera, presented by Marie Hamilton and Stephanie Kempson

16th Apr - 17th Apr
8pm | £8

Macheath ran off to an island to f*ck Jenny Diver. Polly Peachum, his wife, stands on the shore and summons up a storm.

Join three weird women as they dance, drum, sing and slash their way through an adaptation of Polly, John Gay’s sequel to The Beggar’s Opera. Using bouffon, drag, and Berlin cabaret we present a work-in-progress showing that explores 21st Century politics and femininity through an 18th Century spyglass.

Directed by Stephanie Kempson (Score, Pulling Out, The Fox and the Child), devised by Marie Hamilton (The Cranes), Katy Sobey (Rocky:A Horror Show, Reservoir Mogs), and Madeline Shann (Little Terrors), with a score by Ben Osborn (Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears), this is a frenetic, heart-breaking look at love, loss and revenge. Developed in Berlin with Bouffant teacher Nicole Kehrberger.

Post-show discussion with the creative team and cast on Mon 16 Apr after the show.

Age guidance: 14+, due to swearing, descriptions of violence and sexual content.

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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