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Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)

A riotous, radical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar's Opera, with techno, tracksuits and palm trees.

Suitable for Age 16 +

In a tacky beach resort on a storm hit island we meet jilted brides, drag king politicians, a pregnant murderess, and a pirate boyband called Blazin' Squid. Telling not just the story of Purest Polly Peachum but of the other wives of Mac the Knife as well, this is a viciously satirical, unashamedly sexy, fierce and very funny musical. It is a wild, joyous battle cry, an unashamed expression of female rage, of love, loss, and revenge. With songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.


Polly is a collaboration between Marie Hamilton (Madonna On The Rocks) and Sharp Teeth Theatre, made at Theatrehaus, Berlin. Directed by Stephanie Kempson, Fringe First award winning director of The Good The Bad and The Coyote Ugly and Breathless (NY Times Critics Pick) and devised by the company. With a score by Cameron Macintosh award winner Ben Osborn, Madeline Shann and Ellie Showering (Breach Theatre).



Warnings: adult themes and strong language

REVIEWS


The Greenwich Visitor

“A triumphant melding of satire, stagecraft, and more than a hint of the sinister... laugh- a-minute stuff of the highest order... Theatre needs ingenuity like this.”


Exuent

"Horror amid the hilarity: Marie Hamilton and Stephanie Kempson’s musical John Gay adaptation hits all the right notes... Overwhelming fun"


Weston-Super-Mum

"Gritty, in-your-face, intelligent exploration of feminism, power and control... bang on for political timing and satirical commentary"

GENRE

Theatre, Musical, Comedy

TICKETS: £13/£11

Group of 4 - 5% discount

Group of 10 - 10% discount

DATES AND TIMES

Sun 26 May @ 7:30pm

Mon 27 May @ 7:30pm

RUNNING TIME: 110min (1hr 50min No interval)

LOCATION

BUBBLE @

The Rotunda Theatre

Regency Square

Brighton

BN1 2FG

CREATIVES

Directed by Stephanie Kempson

Written by Marie Hamilton, Madeline Shann, Stephanie Kempson, Katy Sobey, Eleanor Nawal and Norma Butikofer

Composer/Sound Designer by Ben Osborn

Designer - Sam Wilde

Choreographer - Linzy Nakorn

PRESENTED BY

Marie Hamilton and Sharp Teeth Theatre

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