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Beggar's Opera (1728)

Barbican - Hall
Londres - Angleterre

07/04/1993 > //

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Barbican - Hall - Londres - Angleterre

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Première Preview: mercredi 07 avril 1993
Première: mercredi 07 avril 1993
Dernière: Inconnu

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Mise en scène:
John Caird
Chorégraphie:
Anthony Van Laast
Avec:
Paul Jesson (Peachum), Susan-Jane Tanner (Mrs Peachum), Elizabeth Renihan (Polly Peachum), David Burt (Macheath), Samantha Shaw (Jenny Diver), Jenny Russell (Lucy Lockitt), Anthony O’Donnell (Lockitt)

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This is an adaptation of John Gay’s masterpiece by John Caird and the composer Ilona Sekacz, first performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. It opened at the Swan Theatre on 7th April and played in repertoire for the whole of the 1992 season. It then transferred to the Barbican Theatre in London, opening on the 7th April 1993.
This revival was very much in the “Les Miserables” style, and was described as “low life augmented by high camp”.

 

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Version 1

Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre à Londres (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 62 représentations
Première Preview : mer 29 septembre 1728
Première : mer 29 septembre 1728
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec :
Commentaires : It ran for 62 performances, the longest run then known, and the success of the production enabled John Rich to build a new theatre in Covent Garden, the forerunner of the Royal Opera House. The Beggar's Opera was first heard of Covent Garden in 1732.
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Version 2

Lyric Hammersmith Main House à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre : 1463 représentations
Première Preview : sam 05 juin 1920
Première : sam 05 juin 1920
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Sylvia Nelis / Kathryn Hilliard / Nellie Walker / Violet Marquesita / Frederic Austin / Frederick Ranalow / Alfred Heather / Dorothy Smithard / Phyllis Blackburne / Nonny Lock
Commentaires : En 1920, Beggar's Opera fut remonté au Lyric Hammersmith Theatre à Londres et on en donna 1463 représentations, record inégalé à ce jour!
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Version 3

Aldwych Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre : 43 représentations
Première Preview : mar 16 juillet 1963
Première : mar 16 juillet 1963
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Peter Wood
Chorégraphie : Pauline Grant
Avec : Cast: Ronald Radd (Peachum), Doris Hare (Mrs Peachum), Dorothy Tutin (Polly Peachum), Derek Godfrey (Macheath), Patricia Kilgarriff (Jenny Diver), Virginia McKenna (Lucy Lockitt), Tony Church (Lockitt)
Commentaires : A Royal Shakespeare Company production played in repertoire for a limited run of 43 performances. Set on a Thames hulk and performed by a group of convicts awaiting transportation to the West Indies, it was slaughtered by the critics in every respect. It was claimed none of the actors could sing, the production was unbelievably slow and ponderous, Sean Kenny's sets were hideous and unworkable, with some wildly inappropriate additional music written by Raymond Leppard. The Plays and Players critic wrote: “There were times in fact when I began to wish I were watching some relatively fast-moving work like Tristan at Bayreuth instead of this monumental bore that the programme so amusingly describes as a 'comedy by John Gay'”.
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Version 4

Apollo Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre : 32 représentations
Première Preview : jeu 12 septembre 1968
Première : jeu 12 septembre 1968
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Toby Robertson
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Cast: Peter Gilmore (Macheath), James Cossins (Peachum), Hy Hazell (Mrs Peachum), Jan Waters (Polly), Angela Richards (Jenny Diver), Frances Cuka (Lucy Lockit)
Commentaires : Notes: This was a “modernised” version, with completely new dialogue and up-to-date musical arrangements and had been first produced at the Edinburgh Festival. It was generally liked by the critics and the cast was highly praised, but lasted a few weeks only.
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Version 5

Lyric Hammersmith Main House à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 19 août 1980
Première : mar 19 août 1980
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Brian Protheroe, Fiona Fullerton, Margaret Courtenay, Jane Hardy
Commentaires : This opened the new season at the Lyric Hammersmith, and was chosen to mark the 60th anniversary of the famous Nigel Playfair production of 1920 - the legendary “Beggar’s Opera” which ran for over three years and made a large profit at a time when the Lyric was facing severe financial problems. Unfortunately this revival did not achieve anything like the same public appeal and according to Ned Sherrin in “Plays & Players” was “much spat upon” by the critics and was “a great embarrassment”.
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Version 6

National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 24 juin 1982
Première : jeu 01 juillet 1982
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : David Toguri
Avec : Harry Towb (Peachum), June Watson (Mrs Peachum), Belinda Sinclair (Polly Peachum), Paul Jones (Macheath), Fiona Hendley (Jenny Diver), Imelda Staunton (Lucy Lockitt), David Ryall (Lockitt)
Commentaires : This revival was set in a Victorian Workhouse and was well received by the critics. It was always planned for a limited run.
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Version 7

National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 1 an 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 124 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeu 01 juillet 1982
Dernière : lun 10 octobre 1983
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie :
Avec :
Commentaires :
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Version 8

Barbican - Hall à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mer 07 avril 1993
Première : mer 07 avril 1993
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : John Caird
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
Avec : Paul Jesson (Peachum), Susan-Jane Tanner (Mrs Peachum), Elizabeth Renihan (Polly Peachum), David Burt (Macheath), Samantha Shaw (Jenny Diver), Jenny Russell (Lucy Lockitt), Anthony O’Donnell (Lockitt)
Commentaires : This is an adaptation of John Gay’s masterpiece by John Caird and the composer Ilona Sekacz, first performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. It opened at the Swan Theatre on 7th April and played in repertoire for the whole of the 1992 season. It then transferred to the Barbican Theatre in London, opening on the 7th April 1993.
This revival was very much in the “Les Miserables” style, and was described as “low life augmented by high camp”.
En savoir plus sur cette version

Version 9

Bridewell Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 30 septembre 1999
Première : mar 05 octobre 1999
Dernière : sam 23 octobre 1999
Mise en scène : Adrian Jackson
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Dele Adagunodo (Peachum), Mary King (Mrs Peachum), Victoria Ward (Polly Peachum), James Staddon (Macheath), Alexandra Howlett (Jenny Diver), Sophie Langham (Lucy Lockitt), Graham Kent (Lockitt)
Commentaires : This was a joint production between the English National Opera’s outreach programme and Cardboard Citizens, Britain’s only professional theatre company for the homeless. The anticipation was a telling comment on how little had changed from the 18th century’s attitude to the poor and the ruling class. But the end result was felt to be a bit of a mess: the show was frequently interrupted with video-diary sound-bites from both fictional characters and today’s real homeless projected on a bank of TV monitors; the action was held up with some strange karaoke-type pop songs including “Love and Marriage”, “It’s Not Unusual”, “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” and even “Jealousy”, sung by Lucy Lockit strapped into a wheelchair. . . It was generally considered to be well-intentioned, but an experiment that had not quite come off.
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Version 10

Wilton's Music Hall à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : lun 22 novembre 1999
Première : mer 24 novembre 1999
Dernière : sam 18 décembre 1999
Mise en scène : Jonathan Miller
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Mike Burnside (Peachum), Buffy Davis (Mrs Peachum), Ali McGregor (Polly Peachum), Michael Feast (Macheath), Bianca Campbell (Jenny Diver), Tara Harrison (Lucy Lockitt), David Kincaid (Lockitt)
Commentaires : London’s second “Beggar’s Opera” in a month was judged to be another mish-mash and a tedious drawn-out failure, despite being directed by Jonathan Miller. The musical arrangements were odd - using accordion, banjo, guitar and swing bass; the interpolation of references to the Ride of the Valkyries, Over the Rainbow and similar (to replace Handel’s “Rinaldo” quotes) seemed inappropriate; and an attempt to set the piece in Victorian London but then have Macheath make his first entrance in a cowboy suit was mystifying. Casting the show with actors who were mostly not singers, and stretching the whole thing to a three hour performance was felt to have added to the general dismay.
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Version 11

Wilton's Music Hall à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mer 24 novembre 1999
Première : mer 24 novembre 1999
Dernière : sam 18 décembre 1999
Mise en scène : Jonathan Miller
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Mike Burnside (Peachum), Buffy Davis (Mrs Peachum), Ali McGregor (Polly Peachum), Michael Feast (Macheathj, Bianca Campbell (Jenny Diver), Tara Harrison (Lucy Lockitt), David Kincaid (Lockitt)
Commentaires : London’s second “Beggar’s Opera” in a month was judged to be another mish-mash and a tedious drawn-out failure, despite being directed by Jonathan Miller. The musical arrangements were odd - using accordion, banjo, guitar and swing bass; the interpolation of references to the Ride of the Valkyries, Over the Rainbow and similar (to replace Handel’s “Rinaldo” quotes) seemed inappropriate; and an attempt to set the piece in Victorian London but then have Macheath make his first entrance in a cowboy suit was mystifying. Casting the show with actors who were mostly not singers, and stretching the whole thing to a three hour performance was felt to have added to the general dismay.
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Version 12

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 23 juin 2011
Première : mar 28 juin 2011
Dernière : sam 23 juillet 2011
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Phil Daniels (Mr Lockit), David Caves (Macheath), Beverly Rudd (Lucy Lockit), Jasper Britton (Mr Peachum), Janet Fullerlove (Mrs Peachum ), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Polly Peachum), Akiya Henry (Suky Tawdry), Lucie Skeaping (Jenny Diver), Karen Anderson (Mrs Traipes' Assistant) Jack Bannell (Ben Budge), Keith Dunphy (Matt of the Mint), Oliver Hoare (Filch), Rob McNeil (Gang), Fernanda Prata (Woman of the Town), Vinicius Salles (Gang), Frank Scantori (Jailer/Mrs Traipes)
Commentaires : For once this was a production of “The Beggar’s Opera” set in its original period, allowing the audience to make its own connections between 18th Century and 21st Century politics and society. As such it was much praised as one of the best of the many revivals over the past decades.
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