The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera Tickets

A landmark of twentieth century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera comes to the National Theatre in a bold new production.

Simon Stephens’ vivid and darkly comic new translation of Brecht’s book and lyrics meets Kurt Weill’s extraordinary score.

Rory Kinnear plays Macheath.

Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.

The original German text is based on Elisabeth Hauptmann’s German translation of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera

 

Book your The Threepenny Opera tickets, playing at The Olivier Theatre today.

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About The Threepenny Opera:

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight.

Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night.

Mack the Knife is back in town.

Child Policy:
Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour. 
By:
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens
Producer:
National Theatre
Director:
Rufus Norris
Lighting:
Paule Constable
Sound:
Paul Arditti
Design:
Vicki Mortimer
Choreography:
Imogen Knight
Cast list:
Rory Kinnear (Macheath), Jamie Beddard, Rosalie Craig and Nick Holder
Other info:
Musical Direction: David Shrubsole. Fight direction by Rachel Bown Williams and Ruth Cooper of RC-ANNIE Ltd. Contains 'filthy language and immoral behaviour'.
The Threepenny Opera Performance Dates & Times
Opening date: 
Thursday, 26 May, 2016
Available from: 
Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday2.00pm7.30pm
Wednesday2.00pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.00pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Olivier Theatre, National

Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

The Threepenny Opera Customer reviews

Our Review

The National have previously staged The Beggar's Opera, John Gay's folk opera from 1728 that was one of the first British musicals, back in 1982. Then in 2000 it staged a contemporary rewrite The Villain's Opera. Now they finally tackle the scattergun but powerful Brecht/Weill version, inspired by the same story, first premiered in 1928 in Berlin, at the same time that yet another brand-new... Read more

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