The Tiger Lillies, Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermot
SNG Nova Gorica
Directed by: Ivana Djilas
This musical play by the cult London group The Tiger Lillies is an adaptation of the world renowned children’s picture book Shockheaded Peter (Struwwelpeter, 1845) by the German psychiatrist, poet and writer Heinrich Hoffmann. The ‘junk-opera,’ as the authors themselves called it, was first shown in London in 1998, followed by stagings all over the world, from Broadway to the Burgtheater in Vienna. It also won a number of awards, including the most important one, the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (2002). The bizarre stories speak about children’s bad behaviour and its potential dangerous consequences. A child who won’t eat keeps losing weight until he dies; another one who doesn’t watch his step falls into the water and nearly drowns... This unusual play, aimed at adults and young people, enthrals with its grotesque-morbid intensification of well-known stories and dark humour, and promises an rewarding theatre experience.
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