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The Tiger Lillies embark on a 30th Anniversary National Tour

‘Imagine Kurt Weill conjuring up images of prewar Berlin while a falsetto vocalist screams, squeaks and squarks his way through every number like some rambling madman, and you’ve got the picture.’

The Tiger Lillies are an award-winning alternative cabaret group, known for their dark and twisted sense of humour, as well as their provocative and genre-defying musical stylings. They are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band with the Devil’s Fairground UK Tour, from 12th May until 23rd June 20th.

Known as the ‘Godfathers of Brechtian punk cabaret’, in 2003 the band were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album for The Gorey End, their collaboration with the Kronos Quartet. Further critical recognition came in 2002 when their show Shockheaded Peter won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and lead singer Martyn Jacques won Best Supporting Performance.

Definitely not for the easily offended, this is not a show to miss!

Take a trip into the Devil’s Fairground where temptation and sin await as the Grammy nominated godfathers of alternative cabaret return with a very special show celebrating their 30th anniversary.

One of the most provocative and genre-defying bands you could come across, the world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied. Their songs are darkly funny, filled with moments of deep sadness and immense beauty.

Formed in 1989 by singer-songwriter Martyn Jacques, The Tiger Lillies have performed all over the world collaborating with circus performers and Shakespearean actors; experimental dancers and avant-garde photographers; burlesque puppeteers and classical music ensembles, winning an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for their West End musical Shockheaded Peter along the way. They have toured worldwide with their recent productions The Rime of the Ancient MarinerLulu – A Murder Ballad and Poe’s Haunted Palace.

They are well-known for their unique sound and style with a savage edge of punk, which has led them to be called the forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret. The current line-up are Martyn JacquesJonas Golland on drums and Adrian Stout on bass. They have released countless singles, albums and films and Martyn also won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical or Entertainment.

Notorious for singing controversial songs about all vices imaginable, The Tiger Lillies are undoubtedly not for the easily offended.

Age recommendation 14+ (contains strong language)

You can find a full list of dates and tickets here.