The Threepenny Opera
Olivier Theatre, National, London

The Threepenny Opera extends to October 2016

The National Theatre's production of The Threepenny Opera extends to October 2016

The Threepenny Opera

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.

Described as a "vivid and darkly comic new translation" of the classic piece, this production contains filthy language and immoral behaviour. It opened to mixed reviews with many praising the cast and ensemble singing.

The cast for the production includes Rory Kinnear (Macheath), Jamie Beddard, Rosalie Craig, Nick Holder, Debbie Kurup and George Ikediashi. It is directed by Rufus Norris with choreography by Imogen Knight, musical direction by David Shrubsole, lighting design by Paule Constable, scenic design by Vicki Mortimer and sound by Paul Arditti.

"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."

Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.

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