The Convict’s Opera

9th Nov 2011 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill University Performing Arts Department 3rd Year Students present The Convict’s Opera by Stephen Jeffreys in the Studio Theatre.

Tickets £8.00 / £4.50 concessions

Stephen Jeffreys’ The Convict’s Opera re-imagines the world’s first ever musical, The Beggar’s Opera, as a performance on board a creaking convict ship bound for Australia. To pass the time on their journey to Australia, the convicts put on John Gay’s musical satire, introducing us to treacherous highwayman MacHeath and sweet Polly Peachum as they juggle love and deceit in the 18th Century criminal underworld.

“Part historical romp, part Brechtian jukebox musical” – Sun-Herald, Australia

This performance will take place in the Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Centre

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email