Previewed: the world premiere of Corrido de la Sangre at Home Manchester

Carrido de la Sangre at Home Manchester

Home Manchester presents the world premiere of Corrido de la Sangre by Olivier Award-winning and Grammy-nominated cult British music trio The Tiger Lillies.

Filled with stunning visuals and original music, together with projected sets, Corrido de la Sangre forms part of Home’s ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2018.

Corrido de la Sangre is the brand new production from the provocative, avant-garde Godfathers of alternative cabaret The Tiger Lilles who have found worldwide fame for their unique sound and style, drawing on the macabre magic of pre-ward Berlin and the save edge of punk.

What is Carrido de la Sangre at Home about?

A Corrido singer and his band return from the realm of the dead to haunt their killer and present a dark story of intrigue, vengeance, murder and the mayhem of a romance gone bad. 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 audiences meet a knight, an evil king, a damsel in distress and the Saint of the Sinners.

Corrido de la Sangre blends spectacular visuals with original music courtesy of The Tiger Lillies, widely celebrated and enduringly popular for their distinctive sound that marries high-art cabaret with sordid depravity.

Martyn Jacques singing and performance on accordion, piano, harmonica, organ, ukulele or guitar is accompanied as ever by Adrian Stout ’s multi-instrument playing, on bass, euphonium and musical saw, plus sepulchral backing vocals; and drum duty is handled by Jonas Golland.

Speaking about coming to Home Manchester, Martyn Jacques commented “We are very much looking forward to coming to HOME to collaborate once again with visual director Mark Holthusen and writer Peder Bjurman to tell a great story accompanied by beautiful visu als set in one of our favourite places in the world, Mexico.”

When is Corrido de la Sangre performed by The Tiger Lillies at Home?

Corrido de la Sangre is performed at Home from Friday 20 April until Saturday 5 May 2018.  Tickets are priced £10-£23 (concessions available).  The production forms a part of Home’s ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2018.

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