A raucous, radical, rallying adaptation of Polly, John Gay’s banned sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, with techno, tracksuits and palm trees – presented by Marie Hamilton and Sharp Teeth Theatre
Set in a tacky beach resort on a storm hit island, we meet jilted brides, pregnant murderers, pirates, politicians and power-pop girl bands. 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 not-quite-musical. It is a battle cry for the broken hearted, a joyous dissection of love, loss and revenge, with songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.
After a sold-out scratch run here in 2018, Sharp Teeth Theatre and Marie Hamilton return with a Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission, made at Theaterhaus Berlin and The Wardrobe Theatre. Polly is directed by Stephanie Kempson (Score, Pulling Out), devised by the company, with a score by Ben Osborn (FellSwoop, Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears).
- RUNNING TIME2hrs (inc. interval)
- VENUEThe Wardrobe Theatre
7.30pm (plus 2pm on Saturdays)