The Third Man

The Third Man Musical show artwork
The Third Man Musical show artwork

Graham Greene’s brilliant story – which was made into a landmark film and published as a novella – now comes to the stage in a new musical with book & lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, music by George Fenton, and direction by Trevor Nunn.

Post-war Vienna is the setting as Holly Martins arrives at the invitation of his friend and hero, Harry Lime, only to discover that Harry has been killed in a car accident. But nothing that he is told about what happened makes any sense. The tension mounts as Holly enters the world of black marketeers and military bureaucracy, culminating in a chase through the Viennese sewers, as Holly tries to discover what happened to Harry…and who is the third man?

Originally developed by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH (VBW) in Vienna, Franz Patay, CEO, and Christian Struppeck, Artistic Director Musical

The Third Man just finished a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London in September 2023.

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