The Tiger Lillies are an extraordinary three-piece band and their music is a startling mixture of opera, gypsy song and left-bank Paris, but what really marks out this band from any others is the emotional charge and raw passion of the delivery.
Masters of dark humour, their music plays in the intersection between offensive and delightful. It has been called macabre, darkly humorous, perversely beautiful and impossible to pigeonhole.
In their new show Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunted Palace, a highly visual nightmare and bizarre musical extravaganza, The Tiger Lillies plunge into the dark and sinister world of Edgar Allan Poe.
The international creative team behind this darkly comic musical spectacle consists of French-American director Paul Golub, American video designer Mark Holthusen (also collaborator on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner) and Swedish playwright Peder Bjurman, (also known from his work with Robert Lepage). The theatrical score and all songs are new compositions by Martyn Jacques, lead singer of The Tiger Lillies.
Performance will be held today at 20:00, at Marjanishvili Theater. However, those who won’t manage to attend, festival surprised audience by holding another concert on September 21st, at Europe Square.