A riotous adaptation of Polly, John Gay’s banned sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, complete with techno, tracksuits and palm trees, comes to The Lowry this May,

Set in a storm-hit, tacky beach resort, the story follows jilted brides, drag king politicians, a pregnant murderess, and a pirate boyband called Blazin’ Squid.

Described as a viciously satirical, unashamedly sexy, fierce and very funny musical, Polly is a radical expression of female rage, love, loss and revenge, set to a stellar soundtrack inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.

Polly is a collaboration between Marie Hamilton (Madonna On The Rocks) and Sharp Teeth Theatre. It was made at Theatrehaus, Berlin, and is making its long-awaited return to the Lowry after its acclaimed debut in 2019.

Stephanie Kempson, Fringe First award-winning director of The Good The Bad and The Coyote Ugly and Breathless, an NY Times Critics Pick, is at the helm of the production, which features a score penned by Cameron Macintosh award winner Ben Osborn, Madeline Shann and Ellie Showering (Breach Theatre).

Polly comes to The Lowry on Fri 3 & Sat 4 May. Tickets are on sale now, book yours using the button below.

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Sat 4 May - Sun 5 May, The Lowry,
The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 18 Mar 2024