Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

‘A riot... Would I go and see this again? Like a shot.’ ★★★★ The Times

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 John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, Kneehigh's wild reinvention of this classical musical satire is bursting 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. 

Wed 8 - Sat 11 May, 8pm
Thu 9 & Sat 11, 2.30pm
Thu 9 May, 2.30pm £10, £12.50, £15, £20 Wed 8 & Thu 9 May, 8pm & Sat 11 May,
2.30pm £12.50, £15, £20, £24
Under 26 £15
Fri 10 - Sat 11 May, 8pm £15, £17.50,
£22, £27.50, Under 26 £17.50
Thu 9 May, 2.30pm
Schools price £10, Under 26 £10
Members' First Night Offer £15
Festival Standby £10*