A riotous, radical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The
Beggar's Opera, with techno, tracksuits and palm trees.
tacky beach resort on a storm hit island we meet jilted brides, drag king
politicians, a pregnant murderess, and a pirate boyband called Blazin'
Squid. Telling not just the story of Purest Polly Peachum but of the other
wives of Mac the Knife as well, this is a viciously satirical, unashamedly
sexy, fierce and very funny musical.
It is a wild, joyous battle
cry, an unashamed expression of female rage, of love, loss, and revenge.
With songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.
is a collaboration between Marie Hamilton (Madonna On The Rocks)
and Sharp Teeth Theatre. It was made at Theatrehaus, Berlin, and
directed by Stephanie Kempson Fringe First award winning director
of The Good The Bad and The Coyote Ugly and Breathless (NY
Times Critics Pick). It was devised by the company, with a score by
Cameron Macintosh award winner Ben Osborn, Madeline Shann
and Ellie Showering (Breach Theatre).
'A triumphant melding
of satire, stagecraft, and more than a hint of the sinister... laugh-
a-minute stuff of the highest order... Theatre needs ingenuity like this' The
'Horror amid the hilarity: Marie Hamilton and
Stephanie Kempson’s musical John Gay adaptation hits all the right
notes... Overwhelming fun' Exeunt
intelligent exploration of feminism, power and control... bang on for
political timing and satirical commentary' Weston-Super-Mum
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