In a new translation by Simon Stephens, the darkly comic musical is set in London on the eve of the Coronation. 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. Rory Kinnear stars as Macheath with Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum and Nick Holder as Mr Peachum. Peter de Jersey plays Tiger Brown and Jamie Beddard plays Mattius.
Rufus is the current Artistic Director of the National Theatre and recently directed Wonder.Land, which opened at the National Theatre in December 2015. His production of Lucy Kirkwood’s Mosquitoes will open at the National Theatre in 2017.
The Threepenny Opera will run in the Olivier Theatre until 1st October 2016 and tickets can be bought via the National Theatre website.