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Shockheaded Peter

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Dates: November 30, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Paul Phillips Hall
Address: 1923 Fernwood Road Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2Y6
Admission: $10/$14
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Theatre Inconnu presents: SHOCKHEADED PETER – A JUNK OPERA by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott & The Tiger Lillies

This “Junk Opera” (a term used to describe the work of The Tiger Lillies, an English trio of cabaret-style musicians) is based upon the German cautionary-tales book for children: Struwwelpeter (1845) by Heinrich Hoffmann. The music is an intoxicating blend of Eastern European gypsy with French-style cabaret, and a sprinkling of melodic heart-rending ballad. The lyrics – in a very darkly comic manner – demonstrate what happens to little children who misbehave. The presentation style is one of puppetry, pantomime, story telling, and orchestrated mayhem.

Local band, The Party On High Street – who have so brilliantly accompanied past musicals at Theatre Inconnu (including Alice by Tom Waits) – will be back to provide eclectic musicianship for a host of glorious local voices.

Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu. 


  • 8pm shows: Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • 2pm shows: Dec 3, 10, 17 


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