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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 listings for The Threepenny Opera

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Producer Northern Ireland Opera. Producer Lyric Theatre. Adapted by Marc Blitzstein. Director Walter Sutcliffe.
27 Jan 18 to 10 Feb 18Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
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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).
12 Oct 17 to 4 Nov 17Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L01416436427


Presented byRoyal Academy of Music. Director Walter Sutcliffe. Design Dorota Karolczak.
15 Jun 17 to 17 Jun 17Shoreditch Town Hall, Outer London :: V084666912
listing details L202258108


Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.Corporate Sponsor Travelex. Producer National Theatre. Translation Simon Stephens. Director Rufus Norris. Design Vicki Mortimer. Musical Director David Shrubsole. Choreographer Imogen Knight. Lighting Paule Constable. Sound Paul Arditti. Director Rachel Bown-Williams (RC-Annie Ltd - fight director). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (RC-Annie Ltd - fight director). Performer Rory Kinnear (Macheath). Performer Jamie Beddard. Performer Nick Holder. Performer Rosalie Craig.
18 May 16 to 1 Oct 16Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1898543068


All performances include live audio description and a creative combination of BSL interpretation and captioning. Age 12+Presented byNottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Presented byGraeae Theatre Company. Presented byBirmingham Repertory Theatre. Presented byNew Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. Presented byWest Yorkshire Playhouse. Director Peter Rowe. Director Jenny Sealey. Design Neil Murray. Sound Drew Baumohl. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Musical Director Robert Hyman. Performer Sonia Allori (Maisie). Performer Amelia Cavallo (Jenny). Performer Stephen Collins (Ned). Performer Stacey Ghent (Nellie). Performer Ben Goffe (Jake). Performer Will Kenning (Tiger Brown). Performer Natasha Lewis (Lucy). Performer Victoria Oruwari (Mrs Peachum). Performer Joe Vetch (Bob/PC). Performer Milton Lopes. Performer Cici Howells. Performer Garry Robson. Performer Sophie Byrne. Performer Barbara Hockaday. Performer Max Runham. Performer TJ Holmes. Performer John Kelly. Performer Joey Hickman.
24 Apr 14 to 10 May 14Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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27 Mar 14 to 12 Apr 14Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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12 Mar 14 to 22 Mar 14New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L946701421
21 Feb 14 to 8 Mar 14Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L01943602604


Performed in German
23 Mar 13Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
listing details L01044091005


Company Tewkesbury Arts and Drama Society.
18 May 12 to 19 May 12Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
listing details L0583773888


Critically acclaimed Theatre Company Fourth Monkey s Year of the Monkey project is a contemporary Rep Theatre Company, producing three seasons of repertory theatre throughout the forthcoming year. Comprising of a company of 54 actors, Fourth Monkey launches it s first rep season with productions of Timberlake Wertenbaker s ?The Love of the Nightingale , Brecht s ?The Threepenny Opera and Sophocles ?Antigone .Company Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Director Hannah Kaye.
5 Oct 11 to 22 Oct 11Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L074341830


Company The Playhouse Company. Director Jo Manuel.
26 Mar 11 to 2 Apr 11Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham :: V92
listing details L01037136415


Company Mighty Mouth Youth Theatre. Director James Holloway. Choreographer Caroline Mummery.
9 Jul 09 to 11 Jul 09The Cut, Halesworth :: V01084376924
listing details L0415482532


Company Hampshire Youth Theatre 2007.
4 Sep 07 to 6 Sep 07NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L339432782


Company Crescent Theatre Company.
14 May 07 to 19 May 07Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
listing details L02122693109


Company University of Oxford Student Company. Translation Robert David MacDonald. Translation Jeremy Sams (lyrics). Director Lotte Wakeham. Producer Michael Levy. Producer Ben Monks. Musical Director David Allen. Design Richard Malins.
25 Oct 06 to 28 Oct 06The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1214381379


Company GSA Conservatoire.
26 May 06Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond :: V944
listing details L01293855263
15 May 06The Mill Arts Centre (formerly The Mill), Banbury :: V794
listing details L01209971287


Company Boss Community Theatre.
30 Mar 06 to 1 Apr 06ARC, Stockton-on-Tees :: V01950064742
listing details L09215249


Producer Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Director Dave Bond. Translation Robert David MacDonald.
1 Dec 05 to 10 Dec 05Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD)/Raymond Edwards Building/Anthony Hopkins Centre, Cardiff :: V01146970443
listing details L01062313339


Company Cambridge University Broadway Savoyards.
4 Oct 05 to 8 Oct 05ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L656108189


Producer Sterts Theatre.
21 Jul 05 to 7 Sep 05Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard :: V878
listing details L611849891


Producer Drama Centre London.
29 Jun 05 to 2 Jul 05Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
listing details L018053510


Company Bruiser Theatre Company. Director Lisa May.
23 Mar 05Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
listing details L0579328207
9 Mar 05Riverside Theatre, Coleraine :: V556
listing details L0946400959


Company Mate Drama Workshop.
16 Sep 04 to 17 Sep 04Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
listing details L1524223758


Company Theatre Workshop. Director Robert Rae.
1 Jul 04 to 3 Jul 04Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L1910992070


Company North Face Theatre Company.
20 May 04 to 22 May 04Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L01658465675


Company Strathclyde Theatre Group. Translation John Willett. Translation Ralph Manheim. Director Maggie Lovell. Director Ciaran O'Driscoll (music).
26 Nov 03 to 6 Dec 03The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow :: V620
listing details L154759642
17 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow :: V620
listing details L1992393793


Company Lyric Players.
22 Apr 03 to 26 Apr 03Cryer Arts (formerly Charles Cryer Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V293
listing details L434149947


Company Royal National Theatre. Translation Jeremy Sams (lyrics). Adapted by Anthony Meech (book). Translation Elisabeth Hauptmann (original German translation of [John Gay]'s The Beggar's Opera). Director Timothy Baker. Design Mark Bailey. Other Steven Edis (musical supervision). Director Douglas Whyte (music). Lighting Nick Beadle. Lighting Flick Ansell (associate lighting designer). Choreographer Francesca Jaynes. Sound Neil Alexander. Other Fiona Lesley (education director). Performer Christopher Dickins. Performer Natasha Lewis. Performer James Lailey. Performer Elizabeth Marsh. Performer Lois Naylor. Performer Michael Shaeffer (Macheath). Performer David Rubin (Peachum). Performer Harvey Verdi. Performer Douglas Whyte.
4 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L1163133516
17 Feb 03 to 1 Mar 03The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L01374144021
8 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0312849882
28 Jan 03 to 1 Feb 03Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
listing details L2120393016
22 Jan 03 to 25 Jan 03Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L1521390514
14 Jan 03Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L0485232324
7 Jan 03 to 11 Jan 03mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L0700313644
17 Dec 02 to 21 Dec 02Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
listing details L01971159433
10 Dec 02 to 14 Dec 02Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L1891242450
10 Dec 02 to 14 Dec 02Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L1824621953
2 Dec 02 to 7 Dec 02Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea :: V833
listing details L01282300023
26 Nov 02 to 30 Nov 02Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L1429909171
13 Nov 02 to 23 Nov 02The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L02020110277
8 Nov 02 to 9 Nov 02Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L778061053
5 Nov 02 to 6 Nov 02Theatr Brycheiniog (Brecon Theatre), Brecon :: V1067
listing details L1886196215
31 Oct 02 to 2 Nov 02Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury :: V673
listing details L0874599922


Although it was originally set in the underworld of Victorian London, this production will be set today amidst the all too apparent worlds of homelessness, crime and poverty.Producer Blackheath Halls. Translation Robert David Macdonald. Translation Jeremy Sams (New Lyric Translation). Director Jennifer Lunn. Director Richard Heason (music). Design Christian Zollenkopf. Director Claire Seymour (assistant). Lighting Alan Hibbs. Performer Edward Clarke (Macheath). Performer Nadia Morgan (Polly). Performer Matthew Hendrickson (Mr Peachum). Performer Roz McCutheon (Mrs Peachum). Performer Philip Wrigley (Brown). Performer Madelaine Moore (Jenny). Performer Fiona Doyle (Lucy).
23 Oct 02 to 26 Oct 02Blackheath Halls, Outer London :: V1490866190
listing details L1724698765


Updated to a contemporary seedy London underworld, this classic musical story follows the exploits of MacHeath a suave con-man operating in a world of business sharks, beggars and bent coppers.Company National Youth Theatre. Translation Robert David MacDonald. Lyrics Jeremy Sams. Director Edward Wilson. Design Lotte Collett. Other Colin Cattle (musical supervision). Other Adrian Allsop (musical staging). Lighting David W Kidd. Sound John A Leonard.
23 Aug 02 to 14 Sep 02Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
listing details L1238989845


Company Haymarket Youth Theatre.
4 Jul 02 to 6 Jul 02Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
listing details L01481760966


Company The Opera Group. Director John Fulljames. Design Alex Lowde. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Performer Hal Cazalet.
31 May 02Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L1653289002
30 May 02Anvil Arts, Basingstoke :: V765
listing details L1822575469
28 May 02Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L1543863547
26 May 02Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L0604297060
22 May 02 to 25 May 02Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L01454829849


Company Hull Truck Youth Theatre. Director Catherine MacPherson.
21 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L1263074606


Company St Martins Performing Arts Students.
23 Jan 02 to 26 Jan 02The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L0500779800


Company Youth Arts Leicestershire.
1 Sep 01Phoenix Arts, Leicester :: V432
listing details L1490586019


Company Youth Theatre Company.
29 Mar 01 to 31 Mar 01Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1533449341


Director Jeremy Young. Director Gary Williams (music). Design Simon Dee. Lighting Giuliano Bocca. Translation Ralph Manheim. Translation John Willet.
21 Nov 00 to 17 Dec 00Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L1799381615


Company The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Director Colin Blumenau. Director Nick Meredith (music). Design Kit Surrey. Translation Robert David MacDonald. Translation Jeremy Sams. Performer Charlotte Armer. Performer Matt Baker. Performer Katrina Beckford. Performer Kieran Buckeridge. Performer Roger Leach. Performer Harry Myers. Performer Rae North. Performer Stephen Picton. Performer Philip Ralph. Performer Zoe Shepperd. Performer Donna Steele. Performer Jane Stoggles. Performer Susannah van Den Berg.
24 Nov 00 to 25 Nov 00Marina Theatre, Lowestoft :: V83
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21 Nov 00 to 22 Nov 00The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
listing details L02007078980
16 Nov 00 to 17 Nov 00Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
listing details L01153557437
14 Nov 00 to 15 Nov 00Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
listing details L1096231050
10 Nov 00 to 11 Nov 00Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
listing details L1842479612
7 Nov 00 to 8 Nov 00Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
listing details L01214936633
2 Nov 00 to 4 Nov 00Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
listing details L0339844047
31 Oct 00 to 1 Nov 00Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks :: V688
listing details L147405579
19 Oct 00 to 21 Oct 00Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
listing details L0937064590
16 Oct 00 to 17 Oct 00Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
listing details L1599419367
10 Oct 00 to 14 Oct 00Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L0877923467
2 Oct 00 to 3 Oct 00South Holland Centre, Spalding :: V0757366007
listing details L1629959183
19 Sep 00 to 30 Sep 00Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L1401794281
9 Sep 00 to 16 Sep 00Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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Director Peter Rowe. Design Ruari Murchison. Director Greg Palmer (music). Lighting Nick Beadle. Sound Frank Bradley. Company Edison Mission Energy Mobile Theatre. Performer Stephen Aintree. Performer Peter Eldridge. Performer Jeremy Harrison. Performer Kim Harwood. Performer Rebecca Jackson. Performer Karen Mann. Performer Kelly Morris. Performer Harry Myers. Performer Jill Myers. Performer James Neal. Performer Greg Palmer. Performer Heather Phoenix. Performer Kraig Thornber. Performer James Wilson.
7 Apr 00 to 29 Apr 00Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L01355873051


Company Redbridge Musical Guild.
27 Oct 99 to 30 Oct 99Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
listing details L0908956985


Director Sean McLevy. Company Mountview Theatre School. Performer Callum Blue. Performer Quinn Patrick. Performer Emma Christer. Performer Bunny Stokes. Performer Caroline Darcy. Performer Martine Niven. Performer Soren Frandsen. Performer Andrew Fitch. Performer Martin Craig. Performer Adam Ward. Performer Matthew Daines. Performer Tony Devlin. Performer David Dinnell. Performer Daniel Fearn. Performer Daniel Hope. Performer Mansa Urbanse. Performer Corrie Tyler. Performer Rachel Anderson. Choreographer David Samuel. Director Stuart Pedlar (music).
7 Jul 99 to 10 Jul 99Mountview Theatre School, Outer London :: V317
listing details L05790586


Company Cause for Applause.
24 Jun 99 to 25 Jun 99Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L01616546766


Director Fraser Grant. Adapted by Marc Blitzstein. Performer Adam Lee. Performer Samantha Dowson. Performer Douglas Arbuckle. Performer Wendy Rae. Performer Fiona Steele. Performer Amy Finnegan. Performer David Saltom. Performer John Brenner. Performer Graham Mackay-Bruce. Performer Hazel Cross. Performer Joanna Watson.
2 Jun 99 to 24 Jun 99Drayton Court Theatre, Outer London :: V352
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Company Reading Youth Theatre.
2 Mar 99 to 4 Mar 99South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
listing details L523329076
2 Mar 99 to 4 Mar 99South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
listing details L1404025190


Translation David MacDonald. Adapted by Jeremy Sams. Director Neil Murray. Company Northern Stage. Company Northern Sinfonia. Choreographer Liv Lorent. Lighting Tina MacHugh. Sound Ian Gibson.
12 Mar 98 to 28 Mar 98Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568
listing details L01945265517


Company Northbrook National Diploma.
19 Mar 98 to 20 Mar 98Northbrook Theatre, Worthing :: V727
listing details L532822536


Company Lost Theatre.
13 Aug 97 to 23 Aug 97Lost Theatre, Outer London :: V211
listing details L0186579191

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13 Dec 18 to 14 Dec 18Winter Gardens and Opera House Theatre, Blackpool :: V515
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15 Sep 17 to 16 Sep 17King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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22 May 12 to 26 May 12The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)), Glasgow :: V1877914677
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4 Aug 05 to 25 Aug 05The Fringe Office, Edinburgh :: V1059
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25 Feb 03 to 27 Feb 03Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Lancaster :: V522
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29 Mar 01Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653
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5 Oct 00 to 7 Oct 00Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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28 Sep 00 to 29 Sep 00Christ's Hospital Theatre, Horsham :: V724
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21 Apr 98 to 25 Apr 98OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre), Oxford :: V800
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4 Jul 97 to 5 Jul 97Arden Theatre, Northenden :: V1089
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1 Apr 97 to 3 Apr 97Guildhall, Winchester :: V1052
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