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    The Tiger Lillies’ Christmas Carol

    14 –⁠ 30 Dec, from 3pm
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Performance & dance
    £18 ⁠–⁠ £25
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    The Tiger Lillies illustration of hands over a man's face and two rats on either side of the shoulders. Festive decorative lamps in the background.

    In The Tiger Lillies’ Christmas Carol: A Victorian Gutter, the post-punk pioneers present a dark musical twist on Charles Dickens’ classic.

    The trio dissect and reassemble the story that everyone knows to shine a light on the poverty and depravity laid bare on the cold London streets.

    The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty.

    Their songs cover all the dark aspects of life, from prostitution and drug addiction to violence and despair.

    The music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music.

    Part Grand Guignol, part seedy vaudeville, part grunge cabaret, The Tiger Lillies never cease to shock, surprise and entertain.

    The Grammy-nominated band’s previous concerts and theatre shows have included Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunted Palace, The Ancient Mariner and the Olivier Award-winning Shockheaded Peter.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 14+

    The performance on Wednesday 22 December is Captioned.

    Dates & times

    14 –⁠ 30 Dec, from 3pm

    Price

    • Standard entry£18 ⁠–⁠ £25*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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    Venue

    Purcell Room

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    Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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    Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

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    More about Access & facilities 

    An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

    A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

    The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

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