Threepenny OperaThe latest addition to our Thinema listings is now on sale: The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens.

Thursday 22nd September 2016 – Tickets £12/£11 concessions

Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark twentieth-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic musical theatre piece is adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris (EverymanLondon Road).

As London’s East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr and Mrs Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city’s underground – and their daughter’s whereabouts.

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (HamletOthelloJames Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like ItMy Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The WindsorsDrop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.
To see the trailer, click here.

Tickets are on sale at £12/£11 concessions
To book call the box office on 01902 716 055 or press the time in blue on the right of this screen to go to our online booking system.

About the Production

The Threepenny Opera is regarded by many as the start of musical theatre. Written in 1928, it satirises a society of corruption and greed through the story of notorious criminal Mack the Knife. This is a new adaptation of the classic musical, by playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

  • Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello and The Last of the Haussmans for NT Live) plays Mack the Knife.
  • landmark of twentieth-century theatre, in a high quality production at the National Theatre.
  • A lively production with a big ensemble cast, live music and an on-stage band.

★★★★ ‘Tremendously fun’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘A superb cast’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Rory Kinnear is a fine Macheath’ Daily Express 

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