Tiger Lillies at Edinburgh Fringe 2010
The Tiger Lillies, Live in Concert at Pleasance Courtyard from 4 to 21 August (not 11th) at 21:45. Legendary avant-garde post-punk pioneers, The Tiger Lillies return to Edinburgh with a concert of un-pure and adulterated new songs.
Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Tim Whitehead presents
The Tiger Lillies - Live in Concert
at Pleasance Courtyard from 4 to 21 August (not 11th) at 21:45
Legendary avant-garde post-punk pioneers, The Tiger Lillies return to Edinburgh with a concert of un-pure and adulterated new songs. The show unveils a wealth of future classics from forthcoming shows, alongside favourites from across their stunning 21-year history.
The Tiger Lillies enjoyed huge success with their show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009, a retrospective of the best so far. This August, the band looks ahead, premiering material from a number of hotly anticipated new shows and CDs.
Highlights are selected from work including:
· new shows based on Little Red Riding Hood and The Ancient Mariner
· an opus about ‘father of existentialism’, 19th century Danish writer Soren Kierkegaard
· an opera about crime specially commissioned by the Sydney Biennale which threatens to be their most controversial show yet. Featuring macabre tales about felons sentenced to Australia’s Cockatoo Island prison, it exudes every taboo from paedophilia to zoophilia and murder to mutilation
Since last Edinburgh, the band has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the US. They were also commissioned by celebrated artist Nan Goldin to create a soundscape for her most famous work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. The resulting show premiered in 2009 at Arles Photography Festival in France and tours during 2010. In May, the band plays at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival (curated by their friend, Simpson’s creator Matt Groening).
With a cult following around the world, the Tiger Lillies stunningly original music fuses influences from burlesque and English music hall with the spirit of punk and gypsy song. They create an underworld of twisted music, dark comedy and devious theatrics. The band has released 29 CDs, including Shockheaded Peter (1998), Grammy nominated The Gorey End (2003) and most recently, Cockatoo Prison.
They attracted mainstream recognition for composing the music and starring in the junk opera Shockheaded Peter, which opened to rave reviews in 1998. The production toured the world for over four years, including runs in the West End and on Broadway, receiving two Olivier Awards (including best supporting role in a musical for lead singer, Martin Jacques).
The Tiger Lillies are Martyn Jacques (falsetto, accordion playing frontman and song writer), Adrian Stout (double bass, guitar, musical saw and theremin) and Adrian Huge (percussion).
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Dates: 4-21 August (previews 4, 5, 6 August)
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