The Beggars Opera

The Beggars Opera by John Gay

Arranged by the Settlement

15-17 July 1943 at St Francis Theatre, Letchworth

43 beggar outer
43 beggar inner
43 beggars opera extra1

[wptabs style=”wpui-macish”]

[wptabtitle] Cast[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

The Beggar : Henry Wilkins

The Player : Charles Bygrave

Peachum : Ken Spinks

Filch : Jack Hannah

Mrs Peachum : Gwen Spinks

Polly Peachum : Amy Vose

Macheath : Roger Powell

Robin of Bagshot : Arthur Clarke

Mat of the Mint : Alwyn Richards

Wat Dreary : Ronald Lister

Henry Paddington : Kenneth Coram

Jerramy Twitcher : Alec Barrett

Crook-fingered Jack : Selwyn Coles

Ben Budge : Wilhelm Baerman

Pot boy : Monica Townsend

Mrs Coaxer : Christobel Thomas

Dolly Troll : Muriel Regester

Mrs Vixen : Elaine Tickle

Betty Doxy : Marjorie Routledge

Jenny Diver : Nancy Griffiths

Mrs slommekin : Dorris Barrett

Suky Tawdry : Margaret Thompson

Mollie Brazen : Rita Powell

Lockit : Harold Cook

Lucy Lockit : Florence Thompson

Diana Trapes : Mary Richards

Turnkey, Constable, Maids, etc : Alec Barrett, Selwyn Coles, Elsie Lamb, Monica Townsend, Grace Coles

[/wptabcontent]

[wptabtitle] Crew[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Producer : Ken Spinks

Stage Managers : Selwyn Coles, Alec Barrett

Costumes : B.J. Simons and Co ltd, London

Mistress of the Robes : Grace Coles

Musical Director and Conductor : Dr H.F. Redlich

Chorus master : Leonard Burbridge

First Violins : I.V. Underwood, M.E. Barker, S.H. Constable, R. Hermes

Second Violins : K. Tudor-Pole, D. Howell, W. Hobart, M. Williams

Violas : L. Barker, W.R.H. Barron, L. Burbridge

Cellos : H.W. Mitchell, C. Hobart, N. Oliver, A. Francis, K. Atkinson

Double Bass : J. Ray

Piano : G.M. Leighton

[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Gallery[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943
The Beggers Opera - July 1943

[/wptabcontent]

[/wptabs]