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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.

 30 Nov 2004

Shockheaded

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.

Shockheaded

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.

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Shockheaded Peter was originally announced to play the 37 Arts Theatre.

www.shockheadedpeter.com



 

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