Mayor Clot has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly and they plan to escape to a better world - but they aren't going anywhere. Not if pickled pilchard, hair gel and concrete tycoon Les Peachum and his wife have anything to do with it. See, they aren't happy with their daughter marrying Macheath. Not one bit. Before the day is out Macheath will face the hangman's noose and much more besides. All the while, the dogs are howling, the pier is creaking, the babes are crying, the concrete is cracking and the truth won't stay hidden for much longer...Author Carl Grose. Music Charles Hazlewood. Company Kneehigh. Presented by Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. Director Mike Shepherd. Design Michael Vale. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Choreographer Etta Murfitt. Director Etta Murfitt (assistant director). Musical Director Ian Ros (associate music director). Director Sarah Wright (puppet director).