The Threepenny Opera

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Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill's famous 1928 play with music, featuring a collaboration between BBC Radio Drama and the BBC Philharmonic.

When Peachum discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married London's most notorious gangster Macheath 'Mack the Knife', he wants revenge.

Will Macheath be forced to go on the run?

Macheath....Joseph Millson

Polly/Whore....Elen Rhys

Mrs Peachum/Whore....Ruth Alexander-Rubin

Mr Peachum/Rev Kimball....Zubin Varla

Lucy/Whore....Rosalie Craig

Jenny....Ute Gfrerer

Tiger Brown....Conrad Nelson

Matt....Kevin Harvey

Jack/Beggar....Sean Oliver

Walter....Declan Wilson

Sawtooth Bob/PC Smith....Peter Edbrook

Jimmy/Filch/Policeman....Graeme Hawley