Gladys Parr Beggar, Flora Nielsen Mrs Peachum, George James Mr Peachum, Nancy Evans Polly, Peter Pears Captain Macheath, Norman Platt Filch Otakar Kraus Lockit, Rose Hill Lucy Lockit, Gladys Parr Mrs Trapes, Lesley Duff Mrs Vixen, Lily Kettlewell Suky Tawdry, Catherine Lawson Mrs Coaxer, Gladys Parr Dolly Trull, Elisabeth Parry Mrs Slammekin, Anne Sharp Molly Brazen, Jennifer Vyvyan Jenny Diver, Mildred Watson Betty Doxy, Roy Ashton Harry Paddington, Denis Dowling Ben Budge, John Highcock Wat Dreary, Norman Lumsden Mat of the mint, Norman Platt Jemmy Twitcher, Max Worthley Nimming Ned, EOG Orchestra
Tyrone Guthrie prod, Basil Coleman assistant prod, Tanya Moiseiwitsch design, Benjamin Britten cond
With additional dialogue by Tyrone Guthrie.
Cast and orchestra
Principals: Beggar spkr, Mrs Peachum mez, Mr Peachum bass, Polly mez, Captain Macheath ten, Filch ten, Lockit bar, Lucy Lockit sop, Mrs Trapes contr
Ladies of the Town (divided into sop, mez, and contr): Mrs Vixen, Suky Tawdry, Mrs Coaxer, Dolly Trull, Mrs Slammekin, Molly Brazen, Jenny Diver, Betty Doxy
Gentlemen of the Road (divided into ten, bar and bass): Harry Paddington, Ben Budge, Wat Dreary, Mat of the Mint, Jemmy Twitcher, Nimming Ned.
Orchestra: fl(=picc), ob (=ca), cl in B flat and A, bn - hn - perc (timp, trgl, wb, tamb, sd, td, bd, susp cymb, gong) - harp - string quintet (2 vn, va, vc, db)
Introduction and Act I: 50 mins;
Act II: 20 mins;
Act III: 38 mins
James Lawrie (1907-1979), English businessman and financier. Member of the board of the EOG from its early years and Chairman from 1950 until 1960.