The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera


A huge inspiration to Martyn Jacques, The Tiger Lillies founder, the story is presented as a song cycle swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes - a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality and outrageous comedy.
The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Andrey Krezzyn


Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Starts: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The Olivier Award winning Godfathers of alternative cabaret celebrate their 30th anniversary with a return season at Wilton's and the premiere of a new concert.

Synopsis


Based on the seminal 18th century Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Brecht and Weill's Threepenny Opera, the band present their own version of this wildly entertaining classic.


A huge inspiration to Martyn Jacques, The Tiger Lillies founder, the story is presented as a song cycle swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes - a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality and outrageous comedy, where the politicians are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them.


The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty.


This unique, Grammy nominated, Brechtian street opera trio tour the world playing concerts and theatre shows such as Poe's Haunted Palace, Corrido de la Sangre and the West End hit Shockheaded Peter.


Their songs cover all the dark aspects of life, from prostitution and drug addiction to violence and despair.


Always with a touch of twisted humor and sharp irony The Tiger Lillies "point an implicit accusing finger back at us: what on Earth are we doing, laughing at this stuff?".


Their music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel.


The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse and entertain in a postmodern vaudeville way, with their inimitable in-yer-face shows, where no limit should be taken for granted.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB

Box office tel: 020 3468 5670

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 2 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£10.50 - £23

Concessions:
£8.50 - £21

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Creatives


Author: Based on the seminal 18th century Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Brecht and Weill's Threepenny Opera

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