Marvellous and macabre The Tiger Lillies head to the Southbank Centre next week with Danish theatre troupe Republique Theatre to bring Shakespeare’s tragic epic Hamlet to life like never before.
Known and acclaimed for their twisted gypsy cabaret style, with songs and ditties sparing absolutely no taboo, they follow on the success their sell-out opera Shockhead Peter. In tackling The Bard’s prose of deceit, lust, murder, and cowardice, expect The Tiger Lillies’ sharp trademark unnerving humour and Brechtian panache, but also a gaggle of acrobatics, puppetry, and projection. Caught somewhere between a Weimar nightmare and deviant circus, the production has already astounded Danish audiences and is set to be the talk of London despite the brevity of its run, giving the London Wonderground next door a run for its money.
Tickets are selling fast though, so don’t miss the opportunity to see the Prince of Denmark slowly plot revenge against his murderous uncle with a dark twist like never before.
The Tiger Lillies Perform Halmet will run at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX from 18-21 September. Tickets are £20-£30 (concessions available). To book tickets call 0844 875 0073 or visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk.
Featured Image: The Tiger Lillies. Photograph: Courtesy of the artists.