Thursday, 10 March 2011

The Beggar's Opera - some instructions

It’s now only two weeks until opening night of THE BEGGAR’S OPERA so here’s a little revelation for you in the form of some instructions.

Like all Belt Up shows, you as an audience member will be able to make your experience what you want it to be. This time around we’re giving you a few fun ways to get more involved.

Essentially we want you to bring all your friends, family, neighbours, pets (no animals allowed), lovers, enemies, idols and other types of people you’re affiliated with along to the show and make your voice heard.

The show is set in the 1980’s so by all means set yourself as an audience member in the 1980’s. Come in full costume if you’re really up for it. Or you can come dressed as a parody of a famous political or entertainment figure from the 80s (or any time period for that matter, if you’ve come dressed up at all then that will make us happy*). You may find yourself more involved in the show than you expected if you truly throw yourself into it all – just a little hint there.

Really feel free to add your voice to the mix. Sing along. Dance along. Clap, laugh, boo, hiss, wail in terror, shout, weep; essentially don’t sit back and relax, get involved, we really want you to!

You might also want to pick your seats as soon as possible. Where you’re sat may mean you get an extra special experience of the show...

So what better way to spend an evening (or an afternoon, we’ve got matinees on the Friday and Saturday) than to bring a load of people you love to the theatre dressed in cool clothes and have a really good time laughing, singing and dancing?

Spread the word. Bring as many people as you can. As the Prime Minister says, ‘We’re all in this together’ so let’s have a bloody good time together!

THE BEGGAR’S OPERA runs from the 24th to the 26th of March at the York Theatre Royal as part of the Takeover festival.

Performances at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Matinees on the Friday and Saturday

Book online at or call the box office on 01904 623 568

*There may be special repercussions for those in the most elaborate costumes

1 comment:

  1. Loved the show last night. Thanks guys :)