The Threepenny Opera - NT Live

The Threepenny Opera - NT Live

Broadcast from NT Live


Mack the Knife is back in town in 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 National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road) 

A diverse and dynamic cast with an exhilarating new translation mean this is a bold, modern take on a classic

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language. 

Top press quotes:
★★★★★ ‘It is ridiculous, beautiful, and utterly utterly cynical’ City A.M
★★★★  ‘Rory Kinnear is a fine Macheath. Haydn Gwynne is terrific’ Daily Express  
★★★★ ‘Grimy, filthy and tremendously fun.’ Time Out 
★★★★ ‘Enjoyably raucous. Kinnear’s really on song in this enticingly sleazy revival.’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Enjoyably raucous. A superb cast Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘A snarling, sexy beast of a show.’ Independent

With Greek and English subtitles

Duration: 180’

Media sponsor: Kathimerini newspaper

Tickets: € 10 / 7

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