Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) Tickets

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 bursting with wit, wonder and weirdness. Kneehigh’s extraordinary cast of actor-musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this twisted morality tale of our times.

What the HELL is the world coming to?

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

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
By:
Carl Grose
Director:
Mike Shepherd
Songs by:
Charles Hazlewood
Lighting:
Malcolm Rippeth
Design:
Michael Vale
Choreography:
Etta Murfitt
Cast list:
Rina Fatania, Georgia Frost, James Gow, Angela Hardie, Martin Hyder, Dave Johnzy, Giles King, Patrycja Kujawska, Lucy Rivers, Alex Lupo, Dominic Marsh, Beverly Rudd, Sarah Wright and Tim Dalling
Other info:
Puppet Director: Sarah Wright

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Address:
King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
Nearest tube:
Hammersmith

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase
Casting for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) announced
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The full cast has been announced for Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) at Lyric Hammersmith. Based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, the play follows Macheath, an assassin in a dangerous criminal world, as he attempts to dodge bullets wherever he goes. Taking inspiration from the 18th century opera, there will also be musical accompaniment by a live band to bring the story into the present day, with hip-hop, folk, ska, grime and dubstep in a story of big business and corruption.

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