Lucy and Macheath in Seven Tyrants’ production of A Beggar’s Opera. Photo credit: David Newham.
Seven Tyrants Theatre’s Beggar’s Opera returns to Vancouver for 10 performances this March, beginning tonight (March 4).
The updated version of John Gay’s 1728 ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera brings the classic story into the modern day, with visual effects and a new score drawing from contemporary musical influences. But don’t worry, the iconic “Mack the Knife” – written for Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 take on the story, The Threepenny Opera – remains.
Mack the Knife reappears in new production of Beggar’s Opera tonight!