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!
Kneehigh’s take on The Beggar’s Opera crackles into life, then explodes into anarchy
This is classic Kneehigh fare, and a lively way to spend two and a half hours in the theatre
Kneehigh turn The Beggar's Opera into an uproarious Punch and Judy show
Some expert musical performances
A magnificent romp which ends in a whirl of chaos and with the bitter taste of ashes in your mouth. It is a convoluted tale, but Mike Shepherd’s pin-sharp production helps us through an exuberant and inventive narrative maze that includes double crossing, swapped suitcases, and a nursery of murderous puppet babies.
London’s underbelly dragged into the modern world
The performances are, as we would expect from Kneehigh, energetic, though not especially original