As part of the ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2018, HOME presents Corrido de la Sangre, a brand-new HOME production from the provocative, avant-garde Godfathers of alternative cabaret The Tiger Lillies.
Described as the forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret, the group have found worldwide
recognition for their unique sound and style that merges the macabre magic of
pre-war Berlin with the savage edge of punk.
A Corrido singer and his band return from the realm of the dead to haunt their killer and present a dark story of intrigue, vengeance, murder and the mayhem of a romance gone bad.
Set in a small dusty town in the lands between Mexico and the US, the singer relays the tale of his rise and fall and the songs of life at the border, where mythical creatures from Aztec times still haunt the night.
This is a realm where folklore and real-life merge, where audiences meet a knight, an
evil king, a damsel in distress and the Saint of the Sinners.
Corrido de la Sangre blends spectacular visuals with original music courtesy of The Tiger Lillies, widely celebrated and enduringly popular for their distinctive sound that marries high-art cabaret with sordid depravity.
Martyn Jacques’s singing and performance on accordion, piano, harmonica, organ, ukulele or guitar is accompanied as ever by Adrian Stout’s multi-instrument playing, on bass, euphonium and musical saw, plus sepulchral backing vocals; and drum duty is handled by Jonas Golland.
Martyn Jacques commented: “We are very much looking forward to coming to HOME to collaborate once again with visual director Mark Holthusen and writer Peder Bjurman to tell a great story accompanied by beautiful visuals set in one of our favourite places in the world, Mexico.”
Fri 20 April – Sat 5 May 2018
For tickets visit www.homemcr.org or contact the HOME box office on +44 (0)161
200 1500. For the full details for ¡Viva! 2018, visit www.homemcr.org/event/viva-