A Dream Turns Sour
28-29 June / The Tiger Lillies (UK)

First world war poetry was transformed into a haunting, angry, lyrical mix of opera, Gypsy song, Left-Bank Paris and black humour.
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Starts at: June 28, 2013 05:03
Ends at: June 29, 2013 05:03

From the trenches to the music hall

Operating within their own eccentric definitions, The Tiger Lillies are recognised as one of the foremost avant-garde bands in the world and the Godfathers of alternative cabaret.

LIFT 2014 featured the World Premiere of their new show 'A Dream Turns Sour' which saw them transform British and German first world war poetry — by the likes of Arthur West, John McCrae, Noel Hodgson and Wilfred Owen — into a haunting, angry, lyrical set of songs. The result was a startling mixture of opera, Gypsy song, Left-Bank Paris and black humour in a spectacular musical finale to After a War.

A Dream Turns Sour - The Tiger Lillies
book now 28 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014
Age guidance: 16+

Performed in English
Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre

8pm 28–29 June 2014

Multibuy Ticket Deal:
£35 for A Dream Turns Sour and After a War Fri Day Ticket
£40 for A Dream Turns Sour and After a War Sat/Sun Day Ticket
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Presented with Battersea Art Centre and co-commissioned by 14–18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Maison de la musique de Nanterre (FR). A House on Fire project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England; in partnership with the British Council and with the support of the Representation of the Government of Flanders in the UK. Production: The Tiger Lillies, Associate Producer: Quarternaire. Image: Rene Huemer