Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) at The New Zealand Festival

Opera House, 111/113 Manners Street, Wellington, International, New Zealand

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 20:00 to Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 19:00

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.

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. An extraordinary Kneehigh cast of actor musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this twisted morality tale of our times...by turns SHOCKING, HILARIOUS, HEARTFELT and ABSURD!

The gorgeous and powerful live score combines trip hop and folk, Renaissance polyphony and psychedelia, and ska, grime and dubstep, echoing Gay’s original by plundering the sounds of our times.

What the HELL is the world coming to?

 

Country: 
New Zealand
Regions: 
International
Address: 
Opera House, 111/113 Manners Street, Wellington, 6011
Status: 
Confirmed