The Threepenny Opera


From $70.00
Barrie Kosky returns to Adelaide Festival with a masterpiece of 20th century music theatre – The Threepenny Opera.

Written by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera was an overnight sensation following its premiere in Berlin in 1928. Here, the Berliner Ensemble is joined by former Adelaide Festival Artistic Director Barrie Kosky in a new production that demonstrates the piece’s timeless power.

Set amongst the poverty, crime and corruption of London, The Threepenny Opera follows notorious criminal Macheath, a.k.a. Mack the Knife, his gang, enemies and lovers. It is both a biting satire of capitalism and a farcical story about love, betrayal and morality.

Almost 100 years after it first scandalised audiences with its mix of sex, sin and anti-capitalist politics, The Threepenny Opera remains a powerful force. In the hands of Barrie Kosky and the Berliner Ensemble, its legendary songs and universal story are pulled into sharp focus with perfectly choreographed scenes, catchy hooks and a silver-spangled stage.

Coming to Adelaide after hit seasons at the Berliner Ensemble and Edinburgh International Festival, don’t miss your only chance to see this dazzling production as it makes its Australian premiere.
<p>Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)</p>


Family Friendly
Non Smoking
Parents Room
Public Toilet


From $70.00 to $259.00
Under 30 tickets also available, see adelaidefestival.com.au for prices


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