7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
2nd March, 2022
In an exciting new adaptation by Simon Stephens, Acting CDT bring Brecht and Kurt Weil’s classic to life – expect scandal, humour, and naughtiness.
London’s most notorious criminal, Macheath, has recently married Polly, the daughter of Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum, leader of the beggars. Mr Peachum is so displeased that he concocts a plan to have his new son-in-law hanged. Through a deceitful web of blackmail, bribery and brothels, Macheath is caught and taken to the gallows. Will he hang or will he be offered an escape? Witness the story unfold in this magnificent opera for beggars.
By permission of Universal Edition AG, Vienna. On behalf of Universal Edition (London) Ltd on behalf of European American Music Corp. (EAMC) and Alan Brodie Representation.
This production contains haze, simulated gun shots, very strong language, scenes discussing and depicting physical violence, sexual acts, sexual violence, substance use and abuse, knives, miscarriage, and potential hanging.
By Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
In collaboration with Elizabeth Hauptmann
A new version by Simon Stephens
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT
Designed & produced by BA (Hons) Theatre Practice