Lyric Hammersmith & Kneehigh release new show trailer for ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase’

Lyric Hammersmith and Kneehigh have released a brand new show trailer for the much celebrated touring production of ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)‘, which plays a limited 4-week run at the Lyric Hammersmith from 21 May to 15 June 2019.

Written by Carl Grose, directed by Kneehigh’s Artistic Director and founder Mike Shepherd, and featuring an original score by Charles HazelwoodDead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is a radical re-working of John Gay’s scabrous satire, The Beggar’s Opera.

The versatile ensemble company includes: Rina Fatania (Mrs Peachum), Georgia Frost (Filch) James Gow (Musician & Mac’s Gang), Angela Hardie (Polly Peachum), Martin Hyder (Les Peachum), Dave Johnzy (Musician and Mac’s Gang), Giles King (Colin Lockit), Patrycja Kujawska / Lucy Rivers (Widow Goodman), Alex Lupo (Musician, Mayor Goodman & Mac’s Gang), Dominic Marsh (Macheath), Beverly Rudd (Lucy Lockitt), and Sarah Wright / Tim Dalling (Punch Puppeteer and Mac’s Gang).



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.

The vibrant and violent underbelly of a gritty urban world explodes into glorious theatrical life in this revival of the critically acclaimed and extraordinary musical masterpiece from the ever-inventive Kneehigh.

Grose’s savage political comedy propels along with Hazelwood’s pulsing score as the notorious urban assassin Macheath carves a swathe through a criminal world, dodging bullets and breaking hearts as he goes, in this twisted morality tale for our times bursting with wit, wonder and weirdness.

The live score plunders the sound of our times; trip hop combines with folk, ska with grime and dubstep to create a gorgeous and powerful musical mix.


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