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The Threepenny Opera

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

Venue Gate Theatre
Date 26 Sep - 12 Oct 
Duration 2 hrs 45 mins



Director Wayne Jordan
Cast Karen Ardiff, Stephen Brennan, Philip Connaughton, Muiris Crowley, David Ganly, Rachel Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan, Bosco Hogan, Laurence Kinlan, Emmet Kirwan, Jackie Marks, Charlotte McCurry, Ruth McGill, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Bill Murphy, Valerie O'Connor, Mark O'Regan, David Shannon
Set Design Ciarán O'Melia
Lighting Design Simon Mills
Costume Design Philip Connaughton

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"The granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction" The New York Times

Brutal, scandalous and raunchy, the Gate Theatre presents the The Threepenny Opera, the epic masterpiece of 20th Century musical theatre. This savage satire on bourgeois society tells the tale of the villainous but irresistible Macheath ("Mack the Knife") - a notorious thief, pimp and murderer - and his entourage of criminals.

The Threepenny Opera caused an immediate sensation when it opened in Berlin in 1928, changing the shape of musical theatre forever. It is now one of the best-loved musicals of all time.

Brecht's sardonic tale of beggars, thieves and prostitutes is a fierce social and political critique, vividly complemented by Weill's amazing score which is an exhilarating fusion of American jazz and German cabaret. With an instantly recognisable catalogue of musical numbers, featuring a live orchestra alongside some of Ireland's most exciting singers and actors, The Threepenny Opera promises to be an intoxicating and unforgettable theatrical event.

Presented in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

"Subtly and profoundly human" **** - The Irish Times
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