VenueOctagon Theatre
Other spaces: Bill Naughton Theatre
CountyGreater Manchester
From12th October 2017
To4th November 2017
What is currently on at Octagon Theatre (V480)
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The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny OperaT654305362
In a world run by beggars, thieves, crooks and whores the only way to survive is violence and cruelty. Criminal ringleader Macheath has secretly married the daughter of the ruler of the beggars and his many 'wives', girlfriends and whores have to decide whether they are better off with or without him. Everyone betrays everyone else as there can be no loyalty amongst the downtrodden. Macheath's seductive journey through Brecht's Threepenny underworld will highlight the gender issues and conflicts in addition to the more obvious class struggles as he attempts to skilfully sidestep the gallows.
Music Kurt Weill
Book by Bertolt Brecht
Lyrics Bertolt Brecht

Archive :: production:T654305362, opera or operetta:S2106, venue:V480

Production details


Producer Octagon Theatre
Presented byUniversity of Bolton
Director David Thacker
Performer David Birrell (Macheath)
Performer Eric Potts (Mr Peachum)
Performer Robert Jackson (Tiger Brown)
Performer Richard Colvin (Gang Member)
Performer Roby Ablett (Lucy)
Performer Martina Isibor (Pirate Jenny)
Performer Samuel Martin (Gang Member/Filch)
Performer Steve Simmonds (Gang Member)
Performer Natasha Lewis (Gang Member)

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