The Threepenny Opera (2010)

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: Casey Bennetto as Tiger Brown, Eddie Perfect as MacHeath. Photographer: Jeff Busby

The Threepenny Opera (2010)

By Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill

28 May 2010 – 19 June 2010 Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera,

Classic Theatre Opera Co-Production

The most notorious anti-hero to storm a stage, Mac (The Knife) is the original city crim who's never met a law, a woman or a cop he couldn't break - but when he challenges the supremacy of the Beggar King and his empire of manufactured woes, the fallout threatens to tear the town apart.

Director, Michael Kantor and text adaptor, Raimondo Cortese discover in The Threepenny Opera a world uncannily true to our own - where moralities are gambled by the powerful, and corruption is code for survival among the downtrodden.

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". Anna O'Byrne (centre) as Polly Peachum. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: John Xintavelonis as Mitch, Amy Lehpamer as Sukey Tawdry, Anna O'Byrne as Polly Peachum, Paul Capsis as Jenny. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". Eddie Perfect as MacHeath (top). Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: Judy Connelli as Mrs Peachum, Grant Smith as Mr Peachum. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: Eddie Perfect as MacHeath, Casey Bennetto as Tiger Brown. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". Anna O'Byrne (centre) as Polly Peachum. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: John Xintavelonis as Mitch, Amy Lehpamer as Sukey Tawdry, Anna O'Byrne as Polly Peachum, Paul Capsis as Jenny. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". Eddie Perfect as MacHeath (top). Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: Judy Connelli as Mrs Peachum, Grant Smith as Mr Peachum. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Threepenny Opera". L-R: Eddie Perfect as MacHeath, Casey Bennetto as Tiger Brown. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

Paul Capsis

Paul Capsis

Performer

John Xintavelonis

John Xintavelonis

Performer

Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Performer

Judi Connelli

Judi Connelli

Performer

Dimity Shepherd

Dimity Shepherd

Performer

Jolyon James

Jolyon James

Performer

Melissa Langton

Melissa Langton

Performer

Casey Bennetto

Casey Bennetto

Performer

Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect

Performer

Anna O'Byrne

Anna O'Byrne

Performer

Amy Lehpamer

Amy Lehpamer

Performer

Creatives

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Playwright

Kurt Weill

Composer

Peter Corrigan

Peter Corrigan

Set Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Kate Denborough

Kate Denborough

Choreographer

Richard Gill

Richard Gill

Conductor, Musician

Michael Kantor

Michael Kantor

Director

David McSkimming

David McSkimming

Musician

Doug de Vries

Doug de Vries

Musician

Jeremy Sams

Lyricist

Scott Bowie

Mechanist

Peter Sforcina

Sound Operator/Engineer, Sound Designer

Cameron Menzies

Cameron Menzies

Assistant Director

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Costume Designer

Bob Collins

Bob Collins

Musician

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Assistant Conductor

Peter Ripon

Sound Designer

Nic Synot

Nic Synot

Musician

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Stage Manager

Chloe Greaves

Chloe Greaves

Costume Assistant

Daniel Carter

Daniel Carter

Assistant Conductor, Repetiteur, Musician

Jack Grant

Mechanist

Melanie Stanton

Melanie Stanton

Assistant Stage Manager

Evan Pritchard

Evan Pritchard

Musician

Martin Corcoran

Martin Corcoran

Musician

Andy Moore

Mechanist

Stuart Brownley

Stuart Brownley

Musician

Tanith Harley

Tanith Harley

Assistant Stage Manager

Bruno Siketa

Bruno Siketa

Musician

Acknowledgements

German translation by Elisabeth Hauptman. Used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.., and agent for the Estate of Stefan Brecht.