FOR 10 NIGHTS ONLY
Seven Tyrants Theatre presents
Adapted and Directed by David Newham
Music Composed and Directed by Daniel Deorksen
Choreography by Catherine Burnett
Based on the classic opera by John Gay
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March 4th to March 14th, 2014
The Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver)
Evening Performances at 8:00pm
Advanced tickets will be available soon. Students save $5 with valid student ID.
About The Production:
This April at Performance Works, Seven Tyrants Theatre presents the world premiere of Beggar’s Opera: the timeless story of Mack the Knife as you’ve never seen or heard it before.
In David Newham’s exciting adaptation of John Gay’s classic script, the action is jam-packed into ten explosive ‘fantasias’ - each a unique, live theatrical music video - coming together to realize an opera distinctly for the modern age. Newham’s approach celebrates the epic theatre of Bertolt Brecht and the abstract absurdity of Samuel Beckett.
Daniel Deorksen’s original musical score draws boldly on a range of styles, from the sublime tones of classic Jazz to a world of Tom Waits meets Frank Zappa and The Muppets. The music is performed live by Deorksen with a trio of musicians and the cast of 15 performers on a range of classical and modern instruments. The musical numbers are brought to life by renowned choreographer Catherine Burnett, whose cutting-edge style embraces Jerome Robbins and Pina Bausch with the light-heartedness of a Monty Python sketch.
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