Simon Stephens' new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera has extended its booking at the National's Olivier Theatre to 1 October 2016. The production originally opened at the National on 26 May 2016, and was previously booking to 31 August.
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... Read more