In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…

On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.

Weill’s richly-varied score blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.

With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.


A co-production with Theater Magdeburg
Supported by a generous gift from The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
This production is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY

£15 to £75*
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Newcastle
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Running time
Lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Sung in English

On sale dates
Full Season Package: 14 Mar
Create Your Own Package: 21 Mar
Bronze Patrons: 4 Apr
Friends: 5 Apr
Under 30s: 8 Apr
Public booking: 9 Apr
Tour venues: from Mon 4 Mar

*Prices and booking dates vary by venue. Booking fees may apply.


Giselle Allen

Anna Maurrant

Robert Hayward

Frank Maurrant

Gillene Butterfield

Rose Maurrant

Alex Banfield

Sam Kaplan

Creative team

James Holmes


Matthew Eberhardt


Francis O’Connor

Set & Costume Designer

Howard Hudson

Lighting Designer

Gary Clarke


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