By Bertolt Brecht, Music by Kurt Weill
Direction, Set Design and Lighting by Robert Wilson
Co-directed by Ann-Christin Rommen, Costumes Designed by Jacques Reynaud
Revel in this 30-strong ensemble of actors and musicians performing one of the most familiar scores in musical theatre today. Be warned, with a strictly limited engagement in Perth and following sellout seasons in New York, Hong Kong and Berlin, you need to be quick.
In 1928, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill created a masterwork that would change the shape of theatre forever. Eighty-five years later, visionary director Robert Wilson leads Brecht’s own company, the Berliner Ensemble, to perform in Australia for the very first time.
Mack the Knife is the original city crim who’s never met a law, a woman or a cop he couldn’t seduce – but when he challenges the supremacy of the Beggar King and his empire of manufactured woes, the fallout threatens to tear the town apart.
In German with English surtitles.
Please note latecomers will not be admitted until interval.
Artist Talk Sat 9 Feb, post-show (free to all ticket holders)
Download the production program.
The 1928 show that made musicals like Cabaret and Chicago possible: Bertolt Brecht and Kurt weill’s Threepenny Opera is the granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction. THE NEW YORK TIMES
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