Mack the Knife
Until Sun May 19
Not yet rated
Time Out says
Thu May 9 2013
Barcelona-based Escapade Theatre presents its completely updated version of the classic story of Mack the Knife, the violent gang leader who steals Polly Peachum away from her parents and sets in motion a compelling tale of love and crime in London’s underworld.
This English-language production is set in London in 2014, William V is about to be crowned, the electric chair is back, prostitution is legal, riots are a common occurrence, and the police force is openly known to be corrupt. Times are so tough that entrepreneur JJ Peachum makes a living out of hiring begging licences and costumes to the poor, so that they can earn an 'honest' living on the dangerous streets of London.
A cast of 20 actors and singers, music performed live by a seven-piece orchestra, video projections, and a long hard look at crime in our times makes for a thrilling night at the theatre.