The Threepenny Opera
A landmark of twentieth-century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera comes to the National Theatre in a bold new production.
In this vivid and darkly comic new adaptation by award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ (Port, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Brecht’s book and lyrics meets Kurt Weill’s extraordinary score.
Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, James Bond) plays Macheath.
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.
Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.
National Theatre Live
The Threepenny Opera will be broadcast live to cinemas on Thu 22 September, 2016. Find out more.
Get the playtext from the National Theatre bookshop. (opens in a new window)
Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance
Supported by the The Threepenny Opera production syndicate