PREVIEW: Lulu: A Murder Ballad @Royal Opera House

The acclaimed group The Tiger Lillies bring their unique combination of cabaret and punk to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in their production of Frank Wedekind’s tale of the rise and fall of Lulu, a social-climbing prostitute.

Appearing at the theatre from the 23rd to the 28th November, the story follows Lulu’s progression from a vagrant childhood in the backstreets of Berlin, to a society marriage before a final spell as a prostitute in London’s East End.


These performances mark the production’s London premiere, following its world premiere given by Opera North in 2014.

In this production, Lulu: A Murder Ballad, The Tiger Lillies flamboyant live performance is enhanced by large-scale sets that create an atmospheric setting. Featuring 20 songs and interludes, the production unfolds as both a musical and visual melodrama.

Lulu: A Murder Ballad appears at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre from the 23rd to the 28th November. 

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