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The Tiger Lillies perform Hamlet opens this week.

The band's new show is an 'Opera Grotesque' version of Hamlet. Produced by Republique Theatre in Copenhagen the show features a suite of new Tiger Lillies songs and a cast of actors, circus acts and giant puppets. It runs from this Saturday for one week and then returns to Copenhagen in April for a month-long run before going out on tour. More info and tickets here.

THE TIGER LILLIES PERFORM HAMLET

Celebrated cult band in imperial death classic

The theatre auditorium is seeped in an atmosphere belonging to the gothic marketplace when Martyn Jaques and the Tiger Lillies, like post-modern jesters, disclose the tale of the anguished prince Hamlet. Unusual cuts will carve out new forms in Shakespeare’s epic text yet preserving his essential account of contempt, love and revenge in stunningly vivid images. The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet promises to be an extensive musical theatre experience that combines enthralling images with a captivating band, contemporary circus acts, giant puppets and imaginative video projections.

In the beginning The Tiger Lillies were genuine buskers, playing songs about life among the whores, pickpockets and pimps of Soho on an accordion, a double bass and a drum set on wheels. Since then they’ve won the Olivier Award for their spine-chilling interpretation of Shockheaded Peter. In The Tiger Lillies’ Variety they transform the lives of broken down circus artists into soulful tales and much, much more. Now one of Europe’s biggest cult music names will journey to Denmark to tell the story of prince Hamlet, his tragic demise and the destruction of an entire royal family.

Originally trained as an opera singer Jaques has developed his own distinct vocal expression inspired by the eerie pitch of the castrato singers. A voice that is both insistent and captivating and often compared with Jaques’ personal idol: Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

Republique’s own master of images, Martin Tulinius, will stage the performance, as the theatre embarks on its third groundbreaking Shakespeare adventure. Martyn Jacques and The Tiger Lillies add to the performance a Grammy nominated composer and band.

The band's new show is an 'Opera Grotesque' version of Hamlet. Produced by Republique Theatre in Copenhagen the show features a suite of new Tiger Lillies songs and a cast of actors, circus acts and giant puppets. It runs from this Saturday for one week and then returns to Copenhagen in April for a month-long run before going out on tour. More info and tickets here.

THE TIGER LILLIES PERFORM HAMLET

Celebrated cult band in imperial death classic

The theatre auditorium is seeped in an atmosphere belonging to the gothic marketplace when Martyn Jaques and the Tiger Lillies, like post-modern jesters, disclose the tale of the anguished prince Hamlet. Unusual cuts will carve out new forms in Shakespeare’s epic text yet preserving his essential account of contempt, love and revenge in stunningly vivid images. The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet promises to be an extensive musical theatre experience that combines enthralling images with a captivating band, contemporary circus acts, giant puppets and imaginative video projections.

In the beginning The Tiger Lillies were genuine buskers, playing songs about life among the whores, pickpockets and pimps of Soho on an accordion, a double bass and a drum set on wheels. Since then they’ve won the Olivier Award for their spine-chilling interpretation of Shockheaded Peter. In The Tiger Lillies’ Variety they transform the lives of broken down circus artists into soulful tales and much, much more. Now one of Europe’s biggest cult music names will journey to Denmark to tell the story of prince Hamlet, his tragic demise and the destruction of an entire royal family.

Originally trained as an opera singer Jaques has developed his own distinct vocal expression inspired by the eerie pitch of the castrato singers. A voice that is both insistent and captivating and often compared with Jaques’ personal idol: Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

Republique’s own master of images, Martin Tulinius, will stage the performance, as the theatre embarks on its third groundbreaking Shakespeare adventure. Martyn Jacques and The Tiger Lillies add to the performance a Grammy nominated composer and band.

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