David Ganly (Mack The knife) and whores in ‘The Threepenny Opera’ at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

In 1928 the world was on the brink of disaster, and so, it seemed, was Bertolt Brecht. For its part, the world seemed oblivious to any approaching cri(...)

The Threepenny Opera Gate Theatre, Dublin ****Nobody gives a better criticism of performance and the law of diminishing returns than Mr Peachum, the p(...)