Olivier-Winning Shockheaded Peter to Play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre
Shockheaded Peter, the winner of the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, will play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre in 2005 with the Tiger Lillies and original cast.
By Andrew Gans
30 Nov 2004
Peter, the winner of the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment,
will play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre in 2005.
Created by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Tamzin Griffin, Jo Pocock and
Graeme Gilmour, Shockheaded Peter features 11 original songs written
and performed by The Tiger Lillies, a trio from London's underground.
The production, which was briefly seen at New York's Victory Theatre in
1999, will return to Off-Broadway Feb. 11, 2005, with its original cast
and the Tiger Lillies. Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott will direct
the production, which officially opens Feb. 22.
Peter is a musical staging of the 19th-century children's book
"Struwwelpeter" (slovenly Peter). According to production notes, the
show "illuminates Heinrich Hoffman's cautionary tales and his horrible
cast of disobedient children with a whimsical combination of grand
guignol, puppetry and Victorian melodrama. Young Harriett and her
pyrotechnic tendencies, little Conrad and his insatiable thumb-sucking
and a handful of other misbehaving youngsters all come to untimely and
gleefully gory ends."
The creative team comprises Julian
Crouch and Graeme Gilmour (set design), Kevin Pollard (costume design)
and Jon Linstrum (lighting design).
Shockheaded Peter will
play Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8 PM, Thursdays at 10 PM,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM with matinees on
Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced $49.50-$65, can
be purchased beginning Dec. 1 by calling (212) 239-6200. The 10 PM
Thursday-night performances are priced at $25.
The Little Shubert Theatre is located in Manhattan at 422 West 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
Shockheaded Peter was originally announced to play the 37 Arts Theatre.