The Threepenny Opera
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. Mack the Knife is back in town.
The new translation by Simon Stephens opened in the Olivier Theatre in May 2016.
enjoyably raucous and packed with amusing detail
a clean, cold stab of a show, a theatrical assault every bit as cool and casual as Mack’s own murders
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Rufus Norris’s grubbily vivacious revival
a salient indictment of 21st-century society