The Convict's Opera
Tue 10 Mar to Sat 14 Mar 2009
On a ship bound for Australia a group of convicts are ordered to put on a show set in the criminal underworld of London that they've left far behind.
Cue stormy seas (and stormy scenes), relectant cross-dressing and a musical score that combines the beautiful folk tunes of the original with the hilarious re-workings of pop classics including Sailing, 500 miles and You're so Vain.
Bursting with infamy, intrigue, fun and romance, the classic musical comedy gets a fantastic re-imagining by two of the world's foremost companies and with a talented cast of actor-musicians drawn from both ends of the earth.
OUT OF JOINT AND SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
Cast Glenn Butcher, Amelia Cormack, Peter Cousens, Karina Fernandez, Nicholas Goode, Juan Jackson, Ali McGregor, Brian Protheroe & Catherine Russell
Writer Stephen Jeffreys
Director Max Stafford-Clark