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Tiger Lillies 
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The Tiger Lillies: Edgar Allan Poe's Haunted Palace

A starving poet. A raven. An awful lot of dying maidens.

The British three-man band The Tiger Lillies embrace Edgar Allan Poe, ruffle his hair and laugh at his macabre jokes in this world premiere.

Loosely based on Poe’s tales and poems, and inspired by his stormy and tragic life, the concert performance retains the author’s own black sense of humour while navigating the inner paths of his soul.

In a haunted palace a young poet meets the devilish Raven, who supplies him with especially black ink, which guarantees glory and honour. The poet writes frantically and soon runs out. Desperate for more ink, he careers through the many corridors and halls of the palace. In each room he finds a story, a poem, a page of Poe’s imagination, and everywhere there are dying maidens.

The Tiger Lillies, infamous for their characteristic sound reminiscent of opera and gypsy music and their raw passion, make music in the intersection between the offensive and the brilliant. It is three years since they last visited Bergen and its festival, and the band promise a visual nightmare and a bizarre musical extravaganza when they – joined by two actors for the occasion – delve into the unfathomable jolie laide world of Edgar Allan Poe.

«… this trio is quite out of the ordinary …» – review in a Bergen newspaper



Paul Golub director

Martyn Jacques musical direction

Mark Holthusen visual direction

Peder Bjurman dramaturgy



David Bernard video

Claus Buehler sound



Martyn Jacques vocal, harmonica, piano

Adrian Stout bass, saw, theremin, vocal

Jonas Golland percussion, vocal



Produced by Théâtre du Volcan Bleu (France) in collaboration with the Bergen International Festival, Le Théâtre de l’Union – Centre Dramatique National du Limousin (France), Maison de la musique de Nanterre (France), Quaternaire (France), with support from La Villette, Paris (France).

Sarah Ford/Quarternaire international coproduction



Sponsored by Morgenbladet


VENUE
Den Nationale Scene, Store Scene
DATE/TIME
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DN Benefit245.00335.00
Full price290.00390.00
With Festival Card205.00280.00
Under 30 years150.00  
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