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.
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
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.