NT Live Presents
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Direct from the National’s Olivier Theatre
Thursday 22 September, 2016 | 7pm
Rufus Norris’ National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National’s Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm.
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 cast includes Rory Kinnear at Macheath, Haydn Gwynne as Mrs Peachum and Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum alongside Hammed Animashaun, Sarah Amankwah, Toyin Ayeden-Alase, Jamie Beddard, Rebecca Brewer, Andrew Buckley, Ricky Butt, Mark Carroll, Matt Cross, Peter de Jersey, Nick Holder, George Ikediashi. Debbie Kurup, Conor Neaves, Sharon Small, Dominic Tighe and Wendy Somerville.
The production is designed by Vicki Mortimer, with musical direction by David Shrubsole, choreography by Imogen Knight, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti and fight direction by Rachel Bown Williams and Ruth Cooper of RC-ANNIE Ltd.
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Rufus Norris became Director of the National Theatre in 2015; his directing credits include ‘we are here because we’re here’, the recent commemoration of the Battle of the Somme with Jeremy Deller and 14-18 Now, wonder.land, Everyman, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and The Amen Corner; the Olivier Award-winning Cabaret in the West End and on tour; Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway; Festen at the Almeida, West End and New York; and Doctor Dee with Damon Albarn. Screen work includes Broken, which won the British Independent Film Award for Best Film, and the film of London Road.
Simon Stephens’ plays include Seawall; Harper Regan; On the Shore of the Wide World (Olivier Award for Best New Play); Port and the Olivier and Tony award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time which opened at the National Theatre prior to the West End, Broadway and UK tours.
Rory Kinnear’s appearances at the NT include Iago in Othello (for which he won an Olivier Award ), The Last of the Haussmans, the title role in Hamlet (Olivier Award nomination), Burnt by the Sun (Olivier Award nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines, The Man of Mode (Olivier Award and Winner of the 2007 Ian Charleson Award) and Southwark Fair. He won the Evening Standard Best Actor Award (alongside Adrian Lester) for Othello and Hamlet at the NT and Measure for Measure at the Almeida. His film appearances include the three most recent Bond films, The Imitation Game and Broken (BIFA Award, Best Supporting Actor