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Robert Carsen on The Beggar's Opera

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Watch director Robert Carsen talks about why The Beggar's Opera could be considered the first musical ever written, and about a curious dilemma it poses to the spectator.

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production of The Beggar's Opera will be presented at the International Festival at King's Theatre on 16-18 August 2018.

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