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Mack the Knife (the musical)

Corruption, sex, murder, prostitution, poverty

In May 2013 Escapade presented 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.
Escapade’s production was 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 hard 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.

An 18-strong cast of actors and singers, a 6 piece orchestra, video projections and a long hard look at petty and grand crime in our times made for this to be a daring roller coaster of a night out.

Cast & crew

Daniel Ewing, Richard Leggott, Sue Flack, Alyssa Burnett, Dermot Arrigan, Jade Cintron, Evan Schweitzer, Billy Jeffries, Ben Serio, Siobhan Sheehan, Andy Laughton, Carrie Lewis, Julie Nash, Anna Húlten, Lisa Bird, Rebecca Ronayne, Emily Linard, Robert Paterson

Directed by
Musical director
Production design
Lighting design
Assistant director
Production manager
Video projections
Stage Manager
Vocal Coach
Web and graphic design

Sue Flack

Julian Jahanpour

Adrian Smith

Chris Mitchem

Julie Nash

Oriol Montanyà

Jeremie DayGlider

Jordi Senero

Mariajo Labrador

Sara Garcí

Anna Húlten

Lisa Bird

Derek Zinger

Emma Reynolds

Jaume Pàmies

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