March 17 to 20, 2020

Kurt Weill - revisited

The Tiger Lillies
One Penny Opera

Music Show

Based on the seminal 18th century Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Brecht and Weill's Threepenny Opera, the band present their own version of this wildly entertaining classic. A huge inspiration to Martyn Jacques, The Tiger Lillies founder, the story is presented as a song cycle swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes - a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality and outrageous comedy, where the politicians are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. 

The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. This unique, Grammy nominated, Brechtian street opera trio tour the world playing concerts and theatre shows such as Poe's Haunted Palace, Corrido de la Sangre and the West End hit Shockheaded Peter. Their songs cover all the dark aspects of life, from prostitution and drug addiction to violence and despair. 

Always with a touch of twisted humor and sharp irony The Tiger Lillies "point an implicit accusing finger back at us: what on Earth are we doing, laughing at this stuff?". Their music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel. The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse and entertain in a postmodern vaudeville way, with their inimitable in-yer-face shows, where no limit should be taken for granted. 

For more information about the The Tiger Lillies, please visit: https://www.tigerlillies.com/


Admission and restaurant opens Monday - Saturday from 6:30 pm / Sundays from 5:30 pm.

You are free to choose your own seating within the relevant price categories. Arriving early ensures a higher availability of seating to choose from.

It is possible to reserve a table if you make a booking to eat. You can book a set menu or other items via our ticket hotline at + 49 30 390 665 50 or at the theater until one day before the performance at the latest.

As changes may occur to the performance schedule at short notice, please check our calendar.

Please note that children are only permitted from the age of 6.

Upon entering the venue, you assign your rights to any sound and image recordings of your person, free of charge and without any spatial restrictions.

dates

  • Tue, 20:00
  • Wed, 20:00
  • Thu, 20:00
  • Fri, 20:00

prices

From €32,00 to €45,00 

Discount depending on the price category:
€12,50 | €14,50 | €16,50

There is no advance booking fee at the box office.

Reviews

Brilliantly twisted

The Guardian

They create a truly extraordinary atmosphere – a dark gypsy cabaret shimmering with menace. 

The Scotsman

Supported by

Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa