James Olsen

Twilight of the Beggars - DVD

Performed by the German School London


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Faced with an urgent deadline for an opera commission, a wheeler-dealer south London composer and his sidekick attempt to steal an opera from the eighteenth century with the help of a time portal they discover in the back of their van. What could possibly go wrong?

Twilight of the Beggars is a music theatre piece for young people, based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, by leading young British composer James Olsen ('brilliantly imaginative'-The Guardian). This DVD was filmed at the first performances, given by the drama students, choir, orchestra, drumming ensemble and technical group of the Deutsche Schule London on 12 and 13 June 2019.

You can see hear more about the piece, and hear James and some of the staff and pupils at the German School London talk more about it, in this video: