National Theatre Live:
The Threepenny Opera
In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens
Recorded broadcast from the Olivier Theatre
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language
Suitable for 15yrs+
A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
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 and it’s all about to kick off…
With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.
This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).
Cast: Sarah Amankwah, Hammed Animashaun, Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Jamie Beddard, Rebecca Brewer, Andrew Buckley, Ricky Butt, Mark Carroll, Matt Cross, Peter De Jersey, Nick Holder, George Ikediashi, Debbie Kurup, Conor Neaves, Sharon Small, Wendy Somerville, Dominic Tighe
Photos: Richard Hubert Smith