The Beggar's Opera

An NSO Chorus touring production.
A boisterous story of 18th century London lowlife, complete with pickpockets, prostitutes and highwaymen. John Gay filched songs by Handel, Purcell and others, as well as popular tunes of the day (Lillibulero, Greensleeves, Over the Hills and Far Away... ).

“The real star of the show was the NSO Chorus itself. Throughout the evening they offered unflagging energy, spirit and unified ensemble” Sussex Express

John Gay

May 2014
All Saints Centre, Lewes
The Birley Centre, Eastbourne
Hurstpierpoint Village Hall

NSO company and chorus
NSO Players
Conductor Nick Milner-Gulland
Director Tony Baker
Costumes Barbara Campbell

The Beggar  Paul Walker
Macheath  Sebastian Charlesworth
Polly  Rachel Farago
Lucy  Siân Griffiths  
Peachum  Jason Crook
Mrs Peachum  Fiona Wilson
Lockit   Richard Fisher
Mrs Trapes   Sarah Soutar
Filch  Jake Wilson
Matt  Dave Roberts