Classic work is coming to theatre

Nottingham Playhouse has teamed up with Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse for a production of The Threepenny Opera, which can be seen next year.

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s seminal work is being presented in a English translation of the dialogue by Robert David MacDonald and lyrics by Jeremy Sams.

At a time of financial insecurity and poverty, never has there been a more relevant time for a fresh exploration of society’s reaction to surviving economic hard times, and allowing the social underdogs to have their say. This story of the dispossessed and the downtrodden, will resonate across modern British society.  

Teaming up with Graeae, the UK’s foremost disabled led theatre company, this five-way co-production will be the first fully integrated production of Threepenny Opera ever performed. Using live audio description, a creative combination of BSL interpretation and captioning and an integrated cast of disabled and non-disabled performers, the co-directors, Jenny Sealey and Peter Rowe will bring their unique combination of theatrical passion to this modern classic.

With live music played onstage by the actors themselves, delivering a score that includes Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny, expect a riotous musical comedy that audiences will be begging to see.

It can be seen from February 21-March 8 and tickets are available on 0115 941 9419.