Bertolt Brecht

The Threepenny Opera

Co-production of the Szeged Open-Air Festival and the Tamási Áron Theatre

Police chief, burglars, killers, prostitutes, beggars and the queen…

The notorious criminal, Mack the Knife secretely marries Peachum’s daughter. Peachum, the king of London beggars takes his revenge by conspiring with Mack the Knife’s friend, the police officer, and together they manage to put the gang leader into prison.

Brecht’s expressionist play with its amoral heroes and dark romanticism presents the power of wealth in Victorian England. We see a world of betrayal as part of the daily routine, where actions don’t have consequences and the betrayed seeks comfort on the shoulder of the traitor.

This upcoming performance might be one of the most complex projects of the past few years.

We don’t recommend this performance for people under the age of 14.


Brown, Police Chief of London: MÁTRAY László , PÁLFFY Tibor
Clarinet, saxophone: ÉLTES Áron , GÁBOR Szabolcs
Premiere: 8th of October 2019
Duration of performance:
3 hour and 20 minutes
(with 2 intervals)