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Beggar's Opera 1973Phoenix Opera

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Phoenix Opera toured for a number of years, visiting the middle-range theatres ignored by the major English touring companies. This appears to be their only visit to Scotland, though, as their Arts Council grant was axed at the end of 1974, there was little scope for any return visits. This staging of The Beggar's Opera worked quite well in Perth Theatre, with a band of eight musicians accompanying the singers, and was a useful addition to the Festival schedules.

Performance Cast


John Strange

Mr Peachum a 'fence'

Colin Fay

Filch employee of Peachum

Uel Deane

Mrs Peachum

Joan Clarkson

Polly Peachum Peachum's daughter

Rita Morris

Matt of the MInt of Macheath's gang

William Mason

Macheath a highwayman

Ian Paterson

Lockit the gaoler

Gavin Walton

Lucy Lockit Lockit's daughter

Johanna Peters

Mrs Diana Trapes

Angela Moran

Jenny Diver a woman of the town

Dorothy Ross

Production Cast


Valda Plucknett

Performance DatesBeggar's Opera 1973

Map List

Perth Theatre | Perth

24 May, 19.30 26 May, 19.30

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