The Tiger Lillies - Lulu: A Murder Ballad
The character of Lulu is one of the great creations of 20th Century fiction, and one of its most disturbing. Her unbridled sex appeal, her youth, and her self-destructiveness combine to make her dangerous, unpredictable and tragic. With the men (and the women) who circle her, Lulu’s journey from street prostitute to the toast of Society and back again, is told as a hypnotic and kaleidoscopic dance of death.
The Tiger Lillies’ flamboyant live performance is enhanced by large-scale virtual sets that create an immersive and richly atmospheric environment. Across 20 songs and interludes, the ballad of Lulu unfolds as an uncompromising musical and visual melodrama.
Written by Martyn Jacques.
Directed and Designed by Mark Holthusen.
Performed by The Tiger Lillies and Laura Caldow.
Commissioned by Opera North Projects
Based on Frank Wedekind’s plays, Earth Spirit (1895) and Pandora’s Box (1904)
Presented by Opera North Projects, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre. Opera North gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation.