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Kneehigh presents Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) at the Everyman

PUBLISHED: 12:52 01 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:52 01 October 2015

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Steve Tanner

The ever inventive Kneehigh return with their blazing new show. Fasten your seat belts; it’s going to be one hell of a night!

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)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. An extraordinary Kneehigh cast of actor musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this twisted morality tale of our times...by turns SHOCKING, HILARIOUS, HEARTFELT and ABSURD!

Echoing Gay’s original, the live score plunders the sounds of our times. Trip hop combines with folk, Renaissance polyphony with psychedelia, ska with grime and dubstep to create a gorgeous and powerful musical mix.

Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

13-17th October

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

A New Beggar’s Opera

Written by Carl Grose

Music by Charles Hazlewood

Directed by Mike Shepherd

This show contains loud bangs, smoke, strong language and dodgy delights amidst corporate conspiracy, hit men, and songs culled from the edge of existence.

- contains very strong language

- sexual references

- Suitable for 14+

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