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BERTOLT BRECHT’S – ‘The Threepenny Opera’

toured Autumn 2005 – Spring 2006
Music by KURT WEILL, English adaptation by MARC BLITZSTEIN,
Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED
On behalf of R&H THEATRICALS of New York

First performed in Berlin in 1928, Scene Productions brought Brecht’s most successful production to schools across the country.

In the Victorian underworld of beggars, prostitutes and crooks, Macheath (‘Mack the Knife’) thrives on opportunism and sexual magnetism whilst building his fear driven ensemble of dastardly thieves. Brecht’s caustic text explores a society where honour is fleeting and corruption thrives. The central characters are colourful, shallow and seedy, always on the look out to make a financial gain, regardless of who they betray along the way.

Brecht’s text was brought to life in a gestic, energetic extravaganza, utilising mask, spass, placards, character doubling, narration, gestic acting, montage, live music, audience interaction, and the distinctive, jazzy, dissonant songs and music of Kurt Weill.

The production is no longer on tour, but gestic picture packs are available to order. Please call our office on 01483 821005

length: 1hr 30 min
Cast: 5
Space required: 8m x 8m minimum