THE VERY WORST OF THE TIGER LILLIES
The Tiger Lillies present their fiercest, filthiest tunes for the perverse pleasure of fans old and new. Mean, moody and magnificent – if hell had a house band, it’d be The Tiger Lillies. The cult musical three-piece from London have been unleashing their riotous cabaret, music hall antics and bar room brawl songs on audiences the world over. Formed in 1989, the Olivier award winners’ distinctive musical style weaves together the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Brel, Piaf and the savage edge of punk.
Led by the accordion-wielding ‘Criminal Castrato’ Martyn Jacques, the Grammy-nominated group present a show of wild emotion, featuring the greatest and worst songs of their 27-year career. Prepare to be enthralled by the darkly funny music and bizarre beauty of The Tiger Lillies. The Tiger Lillies attracted mainstream recognition for composing the music and starring in the junk opera Shockheaded Peter. Having recently won rave reviews for their new shows The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Lulu – A Murder Ballad, these performances are not to be missed. Running time: 90 minutes
MARTYN JACQUES: Vocals, Accordion, Piano, Ukulele ADRIAN STOUT: Double Bass, Musical Saw, Theremin, Vocals JONAS GOLLAND: Percussion