The Threepenny Opera

London Production (1956)

Production Info

Opening February 9, 1956
Closing: July 14, 1956
Length of Run: 167 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: West End
Location: London, England

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Dances

Cast

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Street Singer
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Filch
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Mr. J. J. Peachum
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Mrs. Peachum
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Polly Peachum
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Tiger Brown
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Jenny
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Lucy
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Macheath (Mack the Knife)
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Street Urchin

Musical Numbers

Prologue

  • Overture
  • PROLOGUE: Ballad of Mack the Knife .... Street Singer

Act One

  • Morning Anthem .... Peachum
  • Instead-Of Song .... Peachum, Mrs. Peachum
  • Wedding Song .... Mack's Gang
  • The Bide-a-Wee in Soho .... Polly
  • Army Song .... Mack, Tiger Brown, Gang
  • Love Song .... Mack, Polly
  • Ballad of Dependency .... Mrs. Peachum
  • 1st THREEPENNY FINALE : The World Is Mean .... Polly, Peachum, Mrs. Peachum

Act Two

  • Polly's Song .... Polly
  • Ballad of Dependency (Reprise) .... Mrs. Peachum
  • Pirate Jenny .... Jenny
  • Ballad of the Fancy Man .... Mack, Jenny
  • Ballad of the Easy Life .... Mack
  • Barbara Song .... Lucy
  • Jealousy Duet .... Lucy & Polly
  • 2nd THREEPENNY FINALE : How to Survive .... Mack, Mrs. Peachum, Chorus

Act Three

  • Useless Song .... Peachum, Beggars
  • Solomon Song .... Jenny
  • Call from the Grave .... Mack
  • Death Message .... Mack
  • 3rd THREEPENNY FINALE : The Mounted Messenger .... Chorus, Tiger Brown, Polly, Macheath, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum
  • Ballad of Mack the Knife (Reprise) .... Street Singer

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Trivia & History

The production moved the time period from the early 19th century to "the threshold of the 20th Century."

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Production Info

Opening February 9, 1956
Closing: July 14, 1956
Length of Run: 167 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: West End
Location: London, England

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