Event The Beggar's Opera
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Venue Princess Theatre (1886- ), Melbourne, VIC
First Date 22 May 1981
Opening Date 22 May 1981
Last Date 6 June 1981
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A new performing version by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Erik Badcock Actor Jemmy Twitcher
Heather Begg Actor Mrs Peachum
Jennifer Bermingham Actor Dolly Trull
Josephine Bermingham Actor Suky Tawdry
Angela Denning Actor Lucy Lockit
Marie Therese Driscoll Actor Betty Doxy (June 5, 6)
Robert Eddie Actor 2nd Doorman / Producer
Lois Empey Actor Mrs Vixen
Graeme Ewer Actor Filch
Elizabeth Fretwell Actor Betty Doxy
Beryl Furlan Actor Mrs Slammekin
John Germain Actor Lockit
Neville Grave Actor 2nd Doorman / Producer (June 6)
Cynthia Johnston Actor Jenny Diver
Anne-Maree McDonald Actor Polly Peachum
John Pringle Actor Macheath
Rosina Raisbeck Actor Mrs Trapes
Judith Saliba Actor Molly Brazen
Lesley Stender Actor Mrs Coaxer
Ron Stevens Actor Mint
Anthony Warlow Actor John Gay
Gordon Wilcock Actor Peachum
Anthony Besch Adaptor
John Stoddart Adaptor
Keith Bain Choreographer
Mary Duchesne Choreographer
John Gay Composer
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Anthony Besch Director
John Stoddart Director
Richard Bonynge Musical Arranger
Douglas Gamley Musical Arranger
Douglas Gamley Orchestrator
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Eight performances.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1981
Event Identifier 62212