Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Lyric Hammersmith, London

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Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

  • Booking Period:  21 May - 15 June 2019

    Age Restrictions: 14+

    Access Performances:

    • Audio Described -  Saturday 8 June at 7.30pm  (A touch tour is offered before this performance at 6pm, please contact the box office for details)
    • Open Captioned -  Saturday 8 June at 2:30pm


    Kneehigh are wildly excited to be returning to the Lyric with their trail-blazing and much celebrated theatrical tour-de-force Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs).

    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. 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 and man's a shit
    The game is rigged, nothing's truer
    Death's a joke and life a sewer!

    ★★★★ 'A riot... Would I go and see this again? Like a shot.' The Times

    ★★★★★ 'fiendishly clever' The Stage

    ★★★★ 'Bright, bold and timeless' The Guardian

    ★★★★★ 'A stunning explosion of theatrical pyrotechnics' The Morning Star


    Venue: The Lyric Centre, King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0QL