TitleThe Threepenny Opera
AuthorBrecht, Bertolt
Author TwoWeill, Kurt
Author ThreeMacDonald, Robert David (translated by)
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night3/6/1986
Press Night6/13/1986
Closing Night9/27/1986
Performance Length3 hours (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances72
Performer Roles
ROLE108084Henson; Basil ( -19 Dec 1990)Narrator / Weeping Willow Walter
ROLE108085James; BarryThe Ballad Singer / Matt of the Mint
ROLE108086Moore; StephenJonathan Jeremiah Peachum, proprietor of 'The Beggar's Friend'
ROLE108087Kestelman; SaraCelia Peachum, Jonathan's wife
ROLE108088Daglish; NeilFilch
ROLE108090Curry; TimMacheath, aka Mack the Knife
ROLE108091Dexter; SallyPolly, the Peachums' daughter
ROLE108092Bryant; Michael (1928-2002)Crookfingered Jake
ROLE108093Stewart; PaulBob the Saw / Smith
ROLE108094Law; StevenNed the Finger
ROLE108095Howells; MartinJimmy the Second
ROLE108097Haywood; AlanThe Reverend Kimball / Constable
ROLE108098Reichlin; SaulAngry Beggar / Understudy: Smith / Understudy: Narrator
ROLE108099Buggy; NiallTiger Brown
ROLE108100Adam; EveJenny
ROLE108101Clifton; RozDolly / Understudy: Jenny
ROLE108102Coke; JudithVixen
ROLE108103Baxter; LoisNelly
ROLE108104Dore; EdnaBetty
ROLE108105Foster; JoannaLucy, Tiger Brown's daughter
ROLE108107Gordon; PeterExecution Constable / Undertsudy: Bob the Saw
ROLE107932Allen; MartinPercussion
ROLE108110Chilton; JohnAccordion
ROLE108111Dalton; MitchBanjo / Guitar
ROLE108112Evans; HowardTrumpet
ROLE108113Findon; AndrewFlute / Baritone Saxophone
ROLE108114Harle; JohnAlto Saxophone / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet
ROLE108115Kleinman; JudithDouble Bass
ROLE108116Roach; DavidSoprano Saxophone / Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet
ROLE108117Stewart; DavidTrombone
ROLE108118Wilbraham; JohnTrumpet
ROLE143194Lockhart; RobertKeyboards
Creative Roles
ROLE103319Brecht; Bertolt (1898-1956)Playwright
ROLE108072Weill; Kurt (1900-1950)Writer / Orchestration
ROLE103744MacDonald; Robert DavidTranslator
ROLE103699Wood; PeterDirector
ROLE108074O'Brien; TimothyDesigner
ROLE108075Bryan; RobertLighting Designer
ROLE108076Toguri; DavidMusical Staging
ROLE108077Muldowney; DominicMusical Direction
ROLE108078Torble; AndrewAssistant Lighting Designer
ROLE108079Myerson; JonathanStaff Director
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE106046Hall; ErnestStage Manager
ROLE104626Bissett; AngelaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE104555Greaves; PaulAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106083Millin; SueAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE108080Groothuis; PaulSound Designer
ROLE108023Ellerington; GeorgeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE108082Champion; LouiseCostume Supervisor
ROLE108083Dominic; ZoeProduction Photographer
ROLE118023Mayhew; MichaelProgramme Designer
ROLE108109Lockhart; RobertMusic Director
ROLE113291Edis; SteveAssistant Music Director
ROLE120469Lewis; Stephen BrimsonAssistant to the Designer
RNT/PR/4/1/347The Threepenny OperaJanuary 1986 - October 1986Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/2/4/52The Threepenny Opera1986Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PP/2/3/85The Threepenny Opera13 March 1986Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/1/3/104The Threepenny Opera13 March 1986Olivier Programmes
RNT/PR/3/260The Threepenny Opera1986Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PO/5/150The Threepenny Opera1986Set Photographs
RNT/SM/1/262The Threepenny Opera1986Prompt Scripts
RNT/PO/3/1/58The Threepenny Opera1986Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/186The Threepenny Opera1986Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/2/168The Threepenny Opera for the Olivier [draft]9 January 1986Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PR/2/2/169The Threepenny Opera9 January 1986Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PP/3/9/2/49The Threepenny Opera1986Olivier Cast Lists
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