Polly was made in April 2018 between Berlin and Bristol, and is a radical, Britney infused, pop-punk, drunken hen-do of an adaptation of John Gay's banned play Polly, the sequel to The Beggar’s Opera. As if Brecht and Weill had been shoved into dirty sequin catsuits and teleported into the Trump era; this is a frenetic, heart breaking look at love, loss and revenge.
Work continues with the support of Bristol Old Vic and the Greenwich Theatre, with dates at both in July 2019. It will also tour to the Lowry and Salisbury Playhouse in the Autumn.
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"Horror amid the hilarity: Marie Hamilton and Stephanie Kempson’s musical John Gay adaptation hits all the right notes... Overwhelming fun" Exuent
"Gritty, in-your-face, intelligent exploration of feminism, power and control, completely bang on for political timing and satirical commentary... performances that contain an authentic vulnerability to grotesque abuse and all the nuances in between" Weston-Super-Mum
“Terrific… Fierce and utterly irreverent.” Ali Robertson, Kneehigh