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Dead Dog In A Suitcase


Running time: 2:30

Dead Dog In A  Suitcase

A New Beggar’s Opera Presented by Kneehigh
Written by Carl Grose
Music by Charles Hazlewood
Directed by Mike Shepherd

The ever inventive Kneehigh return with their blazing new show. Fasten your seat belts; it’s going to be one hell of a night!

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit.

Based on the Beggar's Opera, John Gay's classic musical satire, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is busting with wit, wonder and weirdness. An extraordinary Kneehigh cast of actor musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this twisted morality tale of our turns SHOCKING, HILARIOUS, HEARTFELT and ABSURD!

The gorgeous and powerful live score combines trip hop and folk, Renaissance polyphony and psychedelia, and ska, grime and dubstep, echoing Gay’s original by plundering the sounds of our times.

What the HELL is the world coming to?

This is now, this is it
The world is poor and man's a shit
The game is rigged, nothing's truer
Death's a joke and life a sewer!

This show contains loud bangs, smoke, strong language and dodgy delights amidst corporate conspiracy, hit men, and songs culled from the edge of existence. And yes, we will be putting a dead dog in a suitcase… don't say we didn't warn you!
- contains very strong language
- sexual references
- Suitable for 14+


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