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CURTAINS UP: Opera makes its way to St Albans Roman theatre

 Published on: 1st September 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new thrilling theatre show is making its way to St Albans this month, involving drama, romance, action and opera.

The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill with Elisabeth Hauptmann, depicts the story of Macheath, aka Mack the Knife, lord of London’s criminal underworld, and his dreams to go mainstream. After getting together with Polly Peachum, a daughter of the head of London’s beggar mafia, drama ensues…

Adam Nichols, artistic director of OVO and the Roman Theatre Open Air Festival, said: “The Threepenny Opera is such a great story with some deliciously meaty characters and a wonderful score – all of which have endured and continued to entertain audiences for nearly a hundred years.

“We have an excellent cast who will be doubling up as musicians and I’m confident our production will work brilliantly at the Roman Theatre on our specially constructed thrust stage which reaches out to a capacity audience of 250 per performance.

“The audience will feel completely immersed in the production and may have to watch out because there will be (fake) pickpockets about!”

The show takes place at The Roman Theatre of Verulamium in St Albans until Wednesday, September 6, and you can find out more about dates and tickets at ovo.org.uk/big-shows/threepenny-opera

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