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Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
A new Beggar's Opera
Outrageously good fun ”
UK Tour 2 May – 20 July 2019
Shanghai 26 - 28 July 2019
What the hell is the world coming to?
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 busting 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.
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!
Thu 02 May 2019 - Sat 04 May 2019
Nuffield Southampton City
Wed 08 May 2019 - Sat 11 May 2019
Tue 14 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
Tue 21 May 2019 - Sat 15 June 2019
The Lyric Hammersmith
Tue 18 June 2019 - Sat 22 June 2019
Tue 25 June 2019 - Sat 29 June 2019
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Tue 02 July 2019 - Sat 13 July 2019
Bristol Old Vic
Tue 16 July 2019 – Sat 20 July 2019
Galway International Arts Festival
Composer and Music Director
Ian Davies & Jay Jones
Puppeteer and Mac's Gang (all performances Tues 18 June onwards)
Musician and Mac's Gang
Musician and Mac's Gang
Widow Goodman (Lyric 21 May - 1 June, Cheltenham Everyman, Bristol Old Vic)
Musician, Mayor Goodman and Mac's Gang
Widow Goodman (NST, Oxford Playhouse, Lyric 4 – 15 June, Exeter Northcott)
Puppeteer and Mac's Gang (all performances until Saturday 15 June)
Company Stage Manager
Technical Stage Manager
Laurence Russell & Michael Morgan
Lyndie Wright, Sarah Wright, Alice King, Geraldine Spiller, Jan Zalud, Alison Alexander, Mae Voogd, Daisy Beattie Andmike Grey (At The Little Angel Theatreworkshop)
Puppet and Mask Makers
“A dark, timely, carnivalesque spin on The Beggar’s Opera is Kneehigh at its best”
“Wonderfully dark and dystopian, and completely enthralling. A raucous, riotous night out.”
"Madcap mastery and jukebox hijinks...Bright, bold and timeless"
"Forget your classic arias; this is an opera of rockstar proportions. We careen through the production to a soundtrack of ska, punk, pop and electro.”