Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Tue 18 - Sat 22 June 2019

Wed Green Matinee 2pm*
Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Written by Carl Grose
Music by Charles Hazlewood
Directed by Mike Shepherd

What the HELL is the world coming to?

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.

Kneehigh are back with their theatrical tour-de-force Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). 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 for our times.

“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!”



Event Info


Tue – Sat Evenings: A £28.50 B £25.50 C £23.50 D £20.50
Wed Green Matinee: £19.50*
Sat Matinee: £20.50
Concs: £2 off bands B-D
Schools: £10 groups 10+
Student Standby: £5

Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Members – multibuy discount available

*Support the environment and use Public Transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee show.

Post-show Talk: Wed 19 June, after the 7.30pm show in the auditorium



Running Time

2hrs 30mins book now

Supplementary Event

Pre-Show Dining - Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Tue 18 - Sat 22 June 2019 read more book now