Lulu: A Murder Ballad

The Tiger Lillies are a cult British musical trio formed in 1989 by singer-songwriter Martyn Jacques. Often[citation needed] described as the forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret[1] the Tiger Lillies are well known for their unique sound and style which merges the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin with the savage edge of punk.

The Tiger Lillies current members are:

    Martyn Jacques – vocals, accordion, piano, guitar, harmonica, ukulele and banjolele
    Mike Pickering – drums, percussion and backing vocals
    Adrian Stout – double bass, backing vocals, musical saw and theremin

The band formed in 1989 when Martyn Jacques placed an ad on Loot looking for a drummer and a bass player for a new band. Adrian Huge and Phil Butcher (the band's first bassist who was succeeded by Adrian Stout in 1995)[3] were the only musicians that got in touch with him and therefore became the original Tiger Lillies' drummer and bassist respectively.

In Spring 2012 Adrian Huge decided to take a leave of absence and was replaced by drummer Mike Pickering who has been touring with the Tiger Lillies for the rest of 2012.

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Linbury Studio Theatre

The purpose-built Linbury Studio Theatre is a flexible modern theatre space within the heart of the Royal Opera House. With retractable seating for 394 people, this contemporary space is an ideal venue for conferences with high production and AV requirements. Its adaptable layout and separate access offer great creative potential and the opportunity to hold a multitude of events from press launches to conferences.

Set Up - Theatre Style - Maximum Capacity - 366

The Linbury Studio Theatre is a flexible, secondary performance space, constructed below ground level within the Royal Opera House. It has retractable raked seating and a floor which can be raised or lowered to form a studio floor, a raised stage, or a stage with orchestra pit. The theatre can accommodate up to 400 patrons and host a variety of different events. It has been used for private functions, traditional theatre shows, and concerts, as well as community and educational events, product launches, dinners and exhibitions, etc., and is one of the most technologically advanced performance venues in London with its own public areas, including a bar and cloakroom. 

The Linbury is most notable for hosting performances of experimental and independent dance and music, by independent companies and as part of the ROH2, the contemporary producing arm of the Royal Opera House. The Linbury Studio Theatre regularly stages performances by the Royal Ballet School and also hosts the Young British Dancer of the Yearcompetition.

The venue was constructed as part of the 90s redevelopment of the Royal Opera House. It is named in recognition of donations made by the Linbury Trust towards the redevelopment. The Trust is operated by Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover and his wife Anya Linden, a former dancer with the Royal Ballet. The name Linbury is derived from the names Linden and Sainsbury.

It was opened in 1999 with a collaboration from three Croydon secondary schools (including Coloma Convent Girls' School and Edenham High School) in an original performance called About Face.


Covent Garden tube station on the Piccadilly Line.

1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501 (southbound only), 505, 521, X68 all go to the Aldwych, which is close to the Theatre.


The nearest NCP car parks are five minutes' walk away at Drury Lane and Shelton Street. There is a drop-off point outside the Bow Street entrance.

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