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Villain’s Opera

Nick Dear

The Villain’s Opera by Nick Dear is a truly contemporary version of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, revealing a modern London teeming with petty thieves, gangland hoods, corrupt politicians and bent coppers.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571205097
Date Published
17.04.2000
Delivery
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Summary

Under the cover of his South London pub, Peachum plies a successful trade in small-time scams. But his world is shattered when the charismatic villain, Macheath, not only plans to marry his daughter, Polly, but to move into dangerous levels of criminal activity. In Nick Dear’s contemporary version of Gay’s The Beggars’ Opera, we are shown a modern London teeming with petty thieves, gangland hoods, corrupt politicians and bent coppers.

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Nick Dear’s plays include Dedication (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 2016) The Dark Earth and the Light Sky (Almeida Theatre, 2012), Frankenstein (National Theatre, 2011), Lunch in Venice (National Theatre Connections, 2005), Power (NT, 2003), The Villains’ Opera (NT, 2000), Zenobia (RSC, 1995), In the Ruins (Bristol Old Vic, 1990), Food of Love (Theatre de Complicite, Almeida, 1988), The Art of Success…

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