The Beggar’s Opera
Leeds Arts Centre performed The Beggar’s Opera in December 1990.
These photographs were taken during the production.
The costumes for this production were designed by Malcolm Brown; some of the original drawings can be seen here.
The set for this production was designed by Malcolm Brown; the original set model can be seen here.
|The Beggar||Geoffrey Hillyard|
|Mr Peachum, a “fence” and theif-taker||Edwin Barraclough|
|Mrs Peachum, his wife||Monica Brown|
|Polly Peachum, their daughter||Gwyneth Hadley|
|Filch, their servant||Chris Hirst|
|Captain MacHeath, a highwayman||Neil Roberts|
|Members of Macheath’s gang|
|Matt of the Mint||David Mallinson|
|Ben Budge||Chris McAdam|
|Jemmy Twitcher||Martyn Drake|
|Crook-Fingered Jack||George Westmoreland|
|Robin of Bagshot||Martin Key|
|Nimming Ned||George Teale|
|Harry Paddington||Chris Hirst|
|Ladies of the Town|
|Mrs Coaxer||Christine Wilson|
|Dolly Trull||Kathryn Heneachon|
|Mrs Vixen||June Stevenson|
|Betty Doxy||Jean Blundell|
|Jenny Diver||Margaret Savage|
|Mrs Slammekin||Joyce King|
|Suky Tawdry||Denise Forton|
|Molly Brazen||Shirley Hamer|
|Mr Lockit, Jailor of Newgate Prison||Martin Key|
|Lucy Lockit, his daughter||Shirley Hamer|
|Mrs Diana Trapes, a Tally-woman||Betty Triggs|
|Musical Director||Eric Brown|
|Stage Manager||Trevor Money|
|Set Construction||Les Wormald|
|Box Office||Maggie Rhodes|
|Front of House||George Barker|
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