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Polly (The Heartbreak Opera) was made between Berlin, London and Bristol, and is a radical, Britney and Peaches sound tracked, drunken hen-do adaptation of an 18th Century rom-com. We took John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, and smashed it to peices. This is a battle cry for the broken hearted, a wild, joyous, unashamed exapression of female rage, of love, loss, and of revenge. 

Work continues with the support of Bristol Old Vic and the Greenwich Theatre, with dates at both in 2020, as well as at Salisbury Playhouse, Sheffield Theatre Deli and The Lowry. 

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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

Exeunt Review

Wardrobe Review

Greenwich Review


Interview with Marie