In for a Penny – Give Opera A Go at Blackwood Miners Institute!

Loyalty, love, and London Gin! Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage has it all, plus the opportunity to grab a ticket for a single penny, only at Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Thursday November 21st!

If you’ve never seen an opera you might not think it’s for you, but Mid Wales Opera’s latest production is a great night out for everyone – and they’d love you to come and give opera a go! 

Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage is based on The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay, radically rewritten by MWO’s Artistic Directors. The one act opera is just an hour long, with a medley of music from Mozart to Flanders and Swann after the interval. 

Naughty Polly Peachum has secretly married a highwayman – and her mother is furious! Can Polly save her love from the hangman’s noose? Can Mrs Peachum put down the gin bottle long enough to get him tried and hung by the Old Bailey?

This is a night out not to be missed, Mid Wales Opera’s restoration comedy is filled with familiar music from folk songs as many musical twists as there are in the plot. After the interval, join each of the performers as they perform beautiful songs from their home countries – Ireland, Wales, and England as well as music from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

If you’re not already desperate to meet Mrs Peachum and her feckless daughter Polly, don’t forget that Mid Wales Opera are offering you the chance to try out this fully staged professional production, with three singers and four musicians, for just a penny!

Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage is at a Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm. Don’t miss out on this unbelievable opportunity, come along and give opera a go! For more details about the show go to To take up our unique offer and see opera in Blackwood for 1p call Blackwood Miners’ Institute’s box office on 01495 227206 and quote ‘IN FOR A PENNY’

Please note that T’s & C’s apply. Tickets that have already been purchased cannot be refunded or exchanged for an alternative performance. This offer cannot be applied retrospectively. Subject to availability.