The Beggar's Opera
- Barber Concert Hall - Barber Institute of Fine Arts
- Arts and Law, Performance
- Sunday 12 June, 15:00
- Tuesday 14 June, 19:00
- Wednesday 15 June, 19:00
News has spread that well known criminal ‘Captain’ Macheath has married Polly, the daughter of the notorious black market clothing manufacturer, Mr Peachum. Fearing the embezzlement of his fortune, Mr Peachum endeavours to scapegoat Macheath and have him hanged. Like a spider manipulating his underground network of rogues, Peachum slowly weaves Macheath’s impending fate.
A talented student cast from the University of Birmingham present an innovative original interpretation of Britten’s work, combining opera, musical theatre and cabaret. Delve into the darkness in this social theatrical masterpiece.
Please note that this performance includes explicit language and graphic
This event is part of the Summer Festival of Music.
Venue: Barber Concert Hall
Tickets: £14, £12 concessions, £9 Barber Friends, £5 students (Available from the Barber reception +44 (0)121 414 7333 or via the online shop)