Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. 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 for our times.
Kneehigh are a Cornwall based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years they have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with joyful anarchy.
Based in breath-taking barns on the south coast of Cornwall, they create theatre of humanity on an epic and tiny scale. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, makers and musicians, and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.
Director: Mike Shepherd
Writer: Carl Grose
Composer & Music Director: Charles Hazlewood
Designer: Michael Vale
Lighting Designer: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designers: Ian Davies & Jay Jones
Choreographer: Etta Murfitt
Puppet Director: Sarah Wright
Jul. 26 (Fri.) - Jul. 28 (Sun.) @ 19:30
Jul. 27 (Sat.) @ 14:30
Duration: 150 mins (with intermission)
Children Under 1.4m Not Permitted
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