“All these bands are my favourites, but here is a favourite, favourite. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Tiger Lillies.” – Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
“There is nothing else like them. Any description of them is an injustice, they are completely peerless.” – Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand
The Day of the Dead…
A Corrido singer and his band return from the realm of the dead to haunt their killer and tell us their dark story of intrigue, vengeance, murder and the mayhem of a romance gone bad.
This new, full-length show blends stunning visuals with original music from the Grammy-nominated godfathers of alternative cabaret, The Tiger Lillies.
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 you can meet a knight, an evil king, a damsel in distress and the Saint of the Sinners. Anything is possible…
“A slick and visually impressive stage production.” – British Theatre Guide
★★★★ “Storytelling of the highest order… Visually stunning and completely and utterly vaudevillian. A must-see.” – Caught in the Act
“A visually gorgeous art installation that lives and breathes around the trio… The Tiger Lillies continue to make theatrical inspired work in their own style.” – The Reviews Hub
“There’s no denying the talents of this trio…It looks really impressive and it’s clear from the audience’s reaction that The Tiger Lillies have a dedicated and enthusiastic fan following who clearly love what they do.” – Big Issue North
“A feast for the eyes… An atmospheric visual treat.” – The Stage
“Sinister fun… An enjoyable mix of anarchy, music, and ghoulish humour.” – Morning Star
★★★★ “The projections set a ravishing Gothic background against which the group can perform.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“It’s popular to write about the things we have to do before we die – I loathe all that. I prefer to write about the things we should do before we live. So, in that spirit, go and see The Tiger Lillies.” – Northern Soul
“Something quite stunning… So artistically and skilfully told that you don’t want the end to come.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer
“A haunting performance… If you want to be swept away in a tale of mystery and intrigue, then you’ll get your money’s worth.” – The Comic Vault
“Prepare to be immersed in a world of skulls, skeletons and sadness, but also warped humour and double entendres, served with swearing, blood splatter, and a feminist twist of revenge.” – Viva Lifestyle Magazine
“A vivid, glorious celebration of the rip roaring circus that is the Mexican Day of the Dead… A beautiful visual spectacle that pulsates like a vast beautiful beating heart.” – Live Art Alive
“Corrido de la Sangre is a trip (in every sense of the word) to a colourful, cartoon cabaret… The unusual combination of sounds is mesmerising.” – Harpy Magazine
“The evening contained so many incidental pleasures that it’s hard to give prominence to any particular one… If you’ve not experienced the Tiger Lillies in cabaret before, I urge you to catch them on this current tour.” – Reviewer Number 9
“A very satisfying and enjoyable performance from start to finish.” – Underdog Reviews
Still not sure if Corrido de la Sangre is for you? Have a listen to what audiences have been saying so far…
Greater Manchester Arts Centre (HOME) is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund