The Beggar's Opera

Performances 12-15 November 2014

Director Alison Cooper
Musical Director . Ian Stone

The Beggar's Opera thrusts cast and audience into the world of thieves, highwaymen,"ladies of the night" and Newgate prison's darkest corners in this satirical ballad opera written in 1728 by John Gay. Music was specially arranged for this performance by Ian Stone, who also provided an overture.


The beggar David Longes
Mr Peachum Trevor Allen
Mrs Peachum Sarah Haswell
Macheath Peter Thomas
Polly Lorraine Lawrence
Lucy Linda Slater
Filch Stuart Finlayson
Lockit Colin Bousfield
Matt of the Mint Neil Williams
Mrs Trapes Virginia King
Jenny Diver Diane Mayall
Mrs Coaxer Fiona Thompson
Ladies of the town Julie Bickerdike, Jane Johnson, Brenda Judd, Margaret Longes, Sue Rogerson
Ladies Myra Gillies, Pam Patch, Ann Staddon
Gentlemen of the Road Milos Machacek, Stephen Tickell, Julian Warner-Edney
Stage Manager Martin Allitt
Lighting David Ames
Front of House Gini King, Julie Bickerdike
Bar/Programmes Maxine Dye, Diane Fitchett, Sarah Hellard, Linda King, Rosemary Leach, David Lynch, Debbie and Adrian Martin, Fiona Radford, Richard Rogerson, Jane Sillett, Sheila Stapes, Olivia Thompson, Shirley Trower, Kathy and Roger Wilman, Kevin Wood
Set Design Alison Cooper
Construction Martin Allitt, Stephen Tickell, Julian Warner-Edney, Brian Cooper, Vivienne Williams, Monty Williams
Costumes Alison Cooper, Angela Terribile
Make-Up Julie Bickerdike
Photos Mick Mercer, Julie Bickerdike

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