Dr Caligari, London, coming soon...

Soho Theatre, Weds 25th July - Sat 11th August (12 shows only). Tickets are available here.

Soho Theatre, Weds 25th July - Sat 11th August (12 shows only).Tickets are available here.

Olivier Award Winner Martyn Jacques, the founding member and front man of the Grammy nominated punk-cabaret band The Tiger Lillies, premieres his first ever solo show at Soho Theatre, a newly composed soundtrack to the iconic silent film ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’. Jacques haunting falsetto vocal has lead to him being described as the Criminal Castrati and he puts his voice to astonishing use in this newly composed piece of music, accompanying himself on piano and accordion and perfectly capturing the spirit of this expressionistic masterpiece.

‘When I was fourteen my childhood desire to play the piano was finally satisfied. My first teacher was Florence De Jong. This was forty years ago and Florence was a very old lady. She had been a famous theatre organist accompanying silent films. She was so good she made gramophone recordings. I’ve always remembered her and this is my tribute to her and the profession. Silent films were for me the golden age of film. They had a magic and enigma you don’t get with talkies. Dr Calagari is a fine example. A freak show in the fairground… Very Tiger Lillies!’

Martyn Jacques