TitleThe Beggar's Opera
AuthorGay, John
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/24/1982
Press Night7/1/1982
Closing Night10/10/1983
Performance Length1 hour, 55 minutes (including interval)
AwardsDrama Magazine, Best Designer
Olivier nominations for Actress of the Year in a Musical (Imelda Staunton), Outstanding Achievement of the Year in a Musical, Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Imelda Staunton)
Number of Performances124
Performer Roles
ROLE121029Armstrong; WilliamBeggar / Jemmy Twitcher
ROLE121030Warwick; NormanFirst Gentleman / Crook-Fingered Jack
ROLE121031Williams; KevinPickpocket / Filch / Wat Dreary
ROLE121032Quarmby; KevinSecond Gentleman / Nimming Ned / Gaoler
ROLE121033Ryall; DavidFence / Lockit
ROLE121034Savident; JohnIrish Cockney Sneaky Thief / Peachum
ROLE121035Jones; PaulPimp / Macheath
ROLE121037Hendley; FionaPolly Peachum / Dolly Trull
ROLE121039Bartholomew; IanBen Budge
ROLE121040Pickering; VincentMatt of the Mint
ROLE121044Tebb; RogerHarry Paddington / Drawer
ROLE121045Rolfe; GailJenny Diver
ROLE121046Ball; CarolMrs Coaxer
ROLE121047Downey; JackieMrs Vixen
ROLE121048Staunton; ImeldaMolly Brazen / Lucy Lockit
ROLE121050Parry; TinaSuky Tawdry
ROLE142386Irwin; MichaelSecond Gentleman / Nimming Ned / Gaoler
ROLE142389Watson; JuneMrs Peachum / Mrs Slammekin / Mrs Trapes
ROLE142397Towb; HarryPeachum
ROLE142398Sinclair; BelindaPolly Peachum / Dolly Trull
ROLE142399Walker; LarringtonBen Budge
ROLE142400Walsh; RichardMatt of the Mint
ROLE142401Pickering; VincentHarry Paddington / Drawer
ROLE142402Hendley; FionaJenny Diver
ROLE142403Rolfe; GailMrs Coaxer
ROLE142404Izen; RachelMrs Vixen
ROLE142406Cooper; SallySuky Tawdry
ROLE106797Allam; RoryClarinet
ROLE121027Jeffrey; RobinGuitar / Mandolin
ROLE117464Laycock; TimConcertina
ROLE121028Skeaping; RoderickViolin / Psaltery
Creative Roles
ROLE110000Gay; John (1685-1732)Writer
ROLE115762Radmore; PeterLighting
ROLE115906Penn; DavidStaff Director
ROLE104643Washington; JoanDialect Coach
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE106081Parkin; SarahStage Manager
ROLE111393Montemuro; TrishDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE106083Millin; SueAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106049Appleton; CazSound Designer
ROLE105844Seaman; MarkAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE106050Wilsher; JemAssistant Production Manager
ROLE121025Mitchell; Adrian (1932-)Programme writer
ROLE121026Almasy; PaulDocumentary Photographer
ROLE106133Skeaping; RoderickViolin
ROLE128513Eyre; Sir; Richard (1943-)Director
ROLE120973Hayes; MartynAssistant Production Manager
ROLE109473Gunter; JohnDesigner
ROLE142412Muldowney; DominicMusic arrangement
ROLE123484Toguri; DavidDance
RNT/PR/4/1/257The Beggar's OperaJune 1982 - November 1983Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/4/54The Beggar's Opera1 July 1982Cottesloe Programmes
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RNT/PO/5/108The Beggar's Opera1982Set Photographs
RNT/PP/1/4/55The Beggar's Opera1 July 1982Cottesloe Programmes
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RNT/SM/1/196The Beggar's Opera1982Prompt Scripts
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RNT/PO/1/1/50The Beggar's Opera1982 - 1983Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
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RNT/PP/1/6/147The Beggar's Opera17 October 1983Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/137The Beggar's Opera21 June 1983Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/66The Rivals / Inner Voices / Tales from Hollywood / The Beggar's Opera / You Can't Take it with You1983Touring Printwork
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