Rediscover the music of Cole Porter with Olivier
Award-winning, cult cabaret band The Tiger Lillies. The Grammy nominees uncover
the dark, despair and delirium that lies beneath the surface of Porter's more
romantic and mysterious works in Love For Sale.
Martyn Jacques and Adrian Stout return with a twisted, grimy
cabaret that re-imagines some of Porter’s best loved classics including ‘My
Heart Belongs to Daddy', 'Love For Sale' and 'Miss Otis Regrets' as well as
hits from his most famous musicals.
Martyn Jacques describes the project as 'dragging Cole
Porter down to our level'. But he also acknowledges that his own writing has
more in common with Porter’s than might be expected. 'The classic song as far
as this collaboration goes is Miss Otis Regrets. As I’ve been recording the
songs the engineer said to me that it is a Tiger Lillies song… it is very much
in that dark gothic type world which is part of what we do.'
The world The Tiger Lillies creates on-stage is dark,
peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and
immense beauty. The Tiger Lillies' music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin
cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht
and Jacques Brel, never ceasing to shock, surprise and entertain.