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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet

An anarchic take on Shakespeare’s classic.

Regal Theatre

Tickets $25–$79

  • Music
  • Theatre


Shakespeare’s most revered tragedy is plunged into a world of Weimar cabaret as celebrated cult band The Tiger Lillies present their ‘opera grotesque’ version of Hamlet.

A suite of new songs and a cast of actors, circus acts and giant puppets transform this iconic tragedy into a display of musical and visual fireworks. British musical trio, The Tiger Lillies, bring their punk cabaret style to Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and betrayal, murder and revenge. These post-modern jesters tell the story of the anguished prince Hamlet with their own macabre twist, punctuated by the hauntingly beautiful falsetto and dark, edgy songwriting of frontman Martyn Jacques.

After opening to wild acclaim in Denmark, and touring across Europe, The Tiger Lillies deliver Hamlet in a spectacular blast of theatrical seduction, deception, death and dark humour.

Fri 19 Feb

Download The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet event program here.

Awards & Reviews

‘Innovative, imaginative and incredible.’

Cast and Crew/ Artists

Creative & Production Team
Stage director and set designer Martin Tulinius
Lyrics and compositions Martyn Jacques
Concept Martin Tulinius 
  Hans Christian Gimbel
  Martyn Jacques
Costume designer Astrid Lynge Ottosen
Lighting designer  Adalsteinn Stefansson
Sound designer Janus Jensen
Producer Theatre Republique
Hamlet Caspar Phillipson
Ophelia Andréane Leclerc
Claudius Zlatko Buric
Gertrude Charlotte Engelkes
Laertes/Polonius Morten Christensen
The Tiger Lillies Martyn Jacques
  Adrian Stout
  Jonas Golland
Technical Crew
Technical director Morten Bisgaard
Stage manager  Anna Cathrine Rubek Colberg
Head of lighting  Rasmus Sylvest
Stage technician Martin Høier
Lighting technician Jens Damsager Hanson
Sound technician Mikkel Secher Kroner


Show Date & Times

Regal Theatre 2.00pm*, 7.30pm#


  1. Feb W 17 #
  2. T 18 #
  3. F 19 #
  4. S 20 #
  5. S 21 * C



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Regal Theatre

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1300 795 012
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