I was on a trip to London a couple of years ago when I discovered the
wonder that is The Tiger Lillies. My manager suggested we go
to see Shockheaded Peter, a musical based on a classic
children's book. Well, they tell me it's a classic; I'd never heard
of it. And once the play began I was grateful. This is truly strange
stuff that would have given me nightmares for weeks! The Tiger
Lillies provided the music, which was memorable for its irony,
its humor, its macabre tone and a certain over-the-topness of its
performance. Quite a wonderful evening, although not one I'd
necessarily recommend for the impressionable child.
Sadly, Shockheaded Peter hasn't yet made an appearance on the
iTMS. But there are plenty of other examples of the Lillies'
unique style. Sick and twisted stuff, not that there's anything wrong