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3 Weeks review 7 Deadly Sins

Indulgent, potty-mouthed fun is how I would describe a night with The Tiger Lillies, as they pay homage to the seven deadly sins... 4 Stars

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The Tiger Lillies' 7 Deadly Sins
The Tiger Lillies

Indulgent, potty-mouthed fun is how I would describe a night with The Tiger Lillies, as they pay homage to the seven deadly sins through shit-eating songs and brilliant puppetry from Nathan Evans' 'Punch and Judy' stories. Lead vocalist and accordion player, Martyn Jacques has an incredible range even whilst screaming, and his onstage burlesque mistress, Ophelia Bitz, delights with her simple humour. I laughed, clapped, and enjoyed this self-aware punk cabaret but many audience members just didn't get it - I don't know what they were expecting from the famous Spiegeltent. Underneath the rubber chickens, baby dropping, and goth makeup there are talented musicians that truly entertain with a myriad of instruments from the musical saw to the theremin.

The Spiegel Garden, 7 - 30 Aug (not 11, 18, 26), 9.45pm (10.55pm), prices vary, fpp 104

tw rating: 4/5

published: Aug-2008

 

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