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In pictures: Dead Dog in a Suitcase

By bristol247, Thursday Nov 5, 2015

Perennial favourites Kneehigh reprise their sell-out adaptation of John Gay’s classic musical satire The Beggar’s Opera at Bristol Old Vic later this month (see our review of the show’s 2014 run here).

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren’t happy. Not one bit. 

To whet your appetite, here are some pictures showing Kneehigh’s extraordinary cast of actor-musicians shooting, hooting and shimmying their way through this twisted morality tale of our times.

Dead Dog in a Suitcase returns to Bristol Old Vic from Tuesday, November 17 to Saturday, November 21. For more info and to book tickets, visit

Pics: Steve Tanner

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