Beggar's Opera

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by John Gay

 

 


The Japanese première of this adaptation opened at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on the 7th January 2006.

The revival run re-opened at the Nissay on 6th February 2008 before touring to the Geijutsu Gekijo (Arts Theatre) in Osaka, produced by the Toho Company.

A live performance of this production was recorded by Wowow television and transmitted in Japan in the spring of 2007.

Creative Team

Adaptor & Director – John Caird
Composer – Ilona Sekacz
Translator – Yoshida Mie
Japanese Lyricist – Matsuda Naoyuki
Designer – Shimakawa Toru
Lighting Designer – Nakagawa Ryuichi
Choreographer – Hirosaki Uran
Musical Director – Yamaguchi Birri
Sound Designer – Honma Toshiya
Hair & Make-up – Miyauchi Hiroaki
Assistant Director – Suenaga Yoichi

Beggar's Opera Cover

Rehearsal Photos

Cast

The Beggar  - Hashimoto Satoshi
The Player –  Kaneda Ryunosuke

Peachum – Takashima Masahiro
Mrs Peachum – Mori Kumiko
Polly Peachum – Sasamoto Rena
Filch – Hashimoto Satoshi

Captain Macheath – Uchino Masaaki

Matt o’ the Mint – Mitani Roku
Ben Budge – Terui Hirotaka
Jemmy Twitcher – Jonathan Cake
Bob Booty – Kuma
Nimming Ned – Eiji Mizuno
Harry Paddington – Murakami Kanjiro
Petticoat Charlie – Konishi Noriyuki
Wat Dreary – Griffith Jones
Slippery Sam – Takatani Ayumi
Tom Tipple – Miya Naoko

Lockit – Murai Kunio
Lucy Lockit – Shimada Kaho

Molly Brazen – Miya Naoko
Suky Tawdry – Yamazaki Naoko
Dolly Trull – Yamazaki Chica
Mrs Vixen – Izumi Risa
Jenny Diver – Kanako Irie
Mrs Slammekin – Takatani Ayumi
Betty Doxy – Kuma

Diana Trapes – Mori Kumiko

Fetch (Motokoi) - Harada Yuuichi
Carry (Yatakoi) – Okonogi Mari

Other parts played by members of the cast.

 

2008 Revival

In the revival production, the above cast was changed as follows:

The Player – Kondo Yosuke
Jemmy Twitcher – Takano Kenya

In the latter part of the run and in Osaka, Peachum was played by Hashimoto Satoshi and Filch by Harada Yuichi.