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Shockheaded Peter will end its run at the Little Shubert Theatre on May 29

At the time it closes, the show will have played 12 previews and 112 regular performances.

Shockheaded Peter

will end its run at the Little Shubert Theatre on May 29. At the time

it closes, the show will have played 12 previews and 112 regular

performances.

The show opened on February 22nd with a British cast. The show is

now performed by an American cast. Shockheaded Peter won a 2002 Oliver

Award which is London's eqivalent of the Tony Award, and was one of the

best reviewed shows in New York this season. Its overly macabre and

unorthodox performances proved to be too much for theatergoers.

Shockheaded Peter, which has played all over the world (and had a

previous New York engagement in 1999 in the form of a limited run at

the New Victory Theatre), is based on Heinrich Hoffman's classic 19th

century children's book Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter). Featuring the

music of The Tiger Lillies, the production illuminates Hoffman's

cautionary tales and his horrible cast of disobedient children with a

combination of music, 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 in this British import.

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