Rufus Norris

Theatre, Film and TV Nick Marston, +44 (0)20 7393 4450 Email Nick Marston

The Threepenny Opera

Writer Simon Stephens Starring
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Jamie Beddard
  • Rosalie Craig
  • Nick Holder
    National Theatre

    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

    Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    a clean, cold stab of a show, a theatrical assault every bit as cool and casual as Mack’s own murders

    Alexandra Coghlan
    The Arts Desk

    Rufus Norris’s grubbily vivacious revival

    Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    a salient indictment of 21st-century society

    Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times

    Theatre, Film and TV
    Nick Marston
    +44 (0)20 7393 4450
    Email Nick Marston