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Martyn Jacques presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

Martyn Jacques will be performing his first ever solo shows at Soho Theatre in London this July and August. He has chosen to perform a live soundtrack to one of his favourite films, the silent, expressionistic masterpiece 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'.

Tickets are available here.

Martyn Jacques presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

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, 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 accordian Jacques perfectly captures 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

‘With its jagged, stylized sets, evocative shadows, and themes of murder, madness, and delirium, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari remains the source and essence of German Expressionist Cinema. Fusing carnival spectacle with the paranoia of the psychological thriller, it centres on the haunting, sexually ambivalent presence of Conrad Veidt, as a somnambulist exploited as an instrument of murder by the sinister Dr Caligari’. - BFI Classics

‘Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made’. - Time Out

Following these performances Martyn will spend the rest of the year touring with The Tiger Lillies.

Martyn Jacques will be performing his first ever solo shows at Soho Theatre in London this July and August. He has chosen to perform a live soundtrack to one of his favourite films, the silent, expressionistic masterpiece 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'.

Tickets are available here.

Following these performances Martyn will spend the rest of the year touring with The Tiger Lillies.

Martyn Jacques presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

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, 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 accordian Jacques perfectly captures 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

‘With its jagged, stylized sets, evocative shadows, and themes of murder, madness, and delirium, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari remains the source and essence of German Expressionist Cinema. Fusing carnival spectacle with the paranoia of the psychological thriller, it centres on the haunting, sexually ambivalent presence of Conrad Veidt, as a somnambulist exploited as an instrument of murder by the sinister Dr Caligari’. - BFI Classics

‘Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made’. - Time Out

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