The Convicts Opera [out of Joint]

By Stephen Jeffreys, adapted from 'The Beggar's Opera' by John Gay.

"Bursting with infamy, intrigue, fun and romance, the classic musical comedy gets a fantastic re-imagining from director Max Stafford-Clark and writer Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine).

On a creaking ship a group of convicts are ordered to put on a show set in the criminal underworld of 18th century London that they've left far behind, never to see again - a world packed with such larger than life characters as highwayman Macheath and his lover sweet Polly Peachum. "

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