Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Lyric Hammersmith · 21 MAY - 15 JUN

Kneehigh are wildly excited to be returning to the Lyric with their trail-blazing and much celebrated theatrical tour-de-force

“First performed in 2014, this hugely enjoyable musical satire is back in London for two weeks. If you haven’t yet seen this wonderful show from Kneehigh, it’s well worth getting down to Hammersmith to catch this new iteration.”
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23 May 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“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.”

Overview

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!

Critic reviews

Kneehigh’s take on The Beggar’s Opera crackles into life, then explodes into anarchy

The Stage

This is classic Kneehigh fare, and a lively way to spend two and a half hours in the theatre

Broadway World

Kneehigh turn The Beggar's Opera into an uproarious Punch and Judy show

The Telegraph

Some expert musical performances

WhatsOnStage

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.

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

London’s underbelly dragged into the modern world

Evening Standard

The performances are, as we would expect from Kneehigh, energetic, though not especially original

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 21 May - Sat 15 Jun, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins

Venue

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King St W6 0QL London, UK · Get Directions

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