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.
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!