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The ThreepennyOpera, Gate Theatre, Until November 16. Rating: ****, Reviewed by Sara Keating

20th October, 2013
Jackie Marks and Mark O'Regan in Threepenny Opera at the Gate Theatre. Photo: Matthew Thompson

The ThreepennyOpera, Gate Theatre, Until November 16, Rating: ****

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With its opening number Mack the Knife, The Threepenny Opera has offered the world the definitive cabaret standard, and the ballad has been much recorded and imitated since the opera's first performance in 1928. However, despite this cultural familiarity with the anti-hero's escapade, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's opera is rarely professionally produced.

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