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The Tiger Lillies


Lulu: A Murder Ballad

Written by Martyn Jacques
Performed by The Tiger Lillies and Laura Caldow
Directed and Designed by Mark Holthusen

‘So morally provocative, intriguingly two-edged’ The Times

The Tiger Lillies’ genre-defying brand of other-worldly vocals and unnerving performance style have carved them a unique niche in the cabaret and music theatre scene. After a sell-out run of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the cult creators of the award-winning Shockheaded Peter now stage another adaptation of a macabre classic.

The character of Lulu is one of the great creations of 20th century fiction, and one of its most disturbing. Her unbridled sex appeal, her youth, and her self-destructiveness combine to make her dangerous, unpredictable and tragic. With the men (and the women) who circle her, Lulu’s journey from street prostitute to the toast of society and back again, is told as a hypnotic and kaleidoscopic dance of death. Journey with her from Berlin to Paris and finally to the dark London streets of Jack The Ripper.

The band's flamboyant live performance is enhanced by large scale virtual sets that create an immersive and richly atmospheric environment. Mark Holthusen, creator of the visual spectacle we saw in The Tiger Lillies last sell out show here in Brighton Festival 2013 – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner collaborates again with The Tiger Lillies in Lulu and for this project is joined by dancer Laura Caldow.

Mon 30 Nov, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)

Running time approx
1 hour 40 mins, including interval
Concert Hall
£12.50, £16.50, £19.50

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Other info
Presented by Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Opera North gratefully acknowlegdes financial support from PRS for Music Foundation for Lulu: A Murder Ballad

Age 16+

earsthetic is curated in collaboration with artist in residence, composer and sound artist Sarah Nicolls

Supported by PRS for Music Foundation