Event The Beggar's Opera
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Venue Elizabethan Theatre, Newtown, NSW
First Date 13 March 1957
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Betty Benfield Actor Lucy Lockit
Lorraine Bransgrove Actor Dolly Trull
Ian Burgis Actor Ben Budge
David Butler Actor A Drawer
Jenifer Eddy Actor Polly Peachum
Waverney Ford Actor Jemmy Twitcher
John Hudson Actor Mr Lockit
Minnie Love Actor Mrs Trapes
Joy Mammen Actor Mrs Slammekin
Nita Maugham Actor Mrs Vixen
Noel McCabe Actor Wat Dreary
Raymond McDonald Actor Matt o' the Mint
Ereach Riley Actor Filch
Janne Ross Actor Mrs Coaxer
John Shaw Actor Captain MacHeath
Joyce Simmons Actor Molly Brazen
Eddy Soncum Actor Crook-finger'd Jack
Douglas Stuchberry Actor Nimming Ned
Alan Tobin Actor A Player
Eleonore Treiber Actor Suky Tawdry
Marie Tysoe Actor Jenny Diver
Wilma Whitney Actor Mrs Peachum
John Young Actor Mr Peachum
Edwin Soncum Assistant Stage Manager
Robert Waddington Bassist
Eleonore Treiber Choreographer
John Gay Composer
Eric Clapham Conductor
Paul Kathner Designer
James Mills Director
Linda Vogt Flautist
Robert Quentin General Manager for Opera
George Humphrey Harpsichordist
Norman Parker Mechanist
Frederic Austin Musical Arranger
Geza Bachman Musician Leader of Ensemble
Alison Battarbee Musician Violoncello
Joyce Stender Oboist
Ron Patten Publicist
Will Thompson Stage Manager
Geza Bachman Violinist First Violin
Janet Harvey Violinist Second Violin
Rosamund Gumpertz Violist
Philip Cope Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 33177