Northumbria University

Book by Bertolt Brecht and Elizabeth Hauptman

Music by Kurt Weill

English Adaptation Marc Blitzstein

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On the 19th of May 2018, Meghan Markel will marry Harry, Prince of Wales.

Windsor scrubs up for a royal wedding.

While the rich and famous brush shoulders with the royal and entitled; the pickpockets, prostitutes, beggars and street-dwellers are still working. Although the police are cutting deals to keep it quiet.

Thanks to the Royal Nuptials and the FA Cup Final, nearby London is teeming. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a good day in the beggary business. But their daughter Polly didn’t come home last night. In less salubrious circumstances, she got married too! It looks like London’s most notorious criminal MacHeath is back in town.

Conceived with magnificence such as only beggars could imagine, and an economy such as only scroungers could afford, Third Year Performance students will present this iconic tale for an audience of today.

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