DetailsIn 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.
Cast/Performers David Birrell (Macheath), Eric Potts (Mr Peachum), Robert Jackson (Tiger Brown), Richard Colvin (Gang Member), Roby Ablett (Lucy), Martina Isibor (Pirate Jenny), Samuel Martin (Gang Member/Filch), Steve Simmonds (Gang Member), Natasha Lewis (Gang Member)
Creatives/CompanyMusic: Kurt Weill
Book by: Bertolt Brecht
Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht
Producer: Octagon Theatre
Presented by: University of Bolton
Director: David Thacker