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The Last Days of Mankind - Featuring The Tiger Lillies


A major new adaptation for Leith Theatre

“The most improbable deeds reported here really took place…” Karl Kraus

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Show Times:

Sat 10 Nov 2018 PREVIEW 7:30pm

Sun 11 Nov 2018 @ 6:30pm

Tues 13 Nov 2018 @ 7:30pm

Wed 14 Nov 2018 @ 7:30pm

Thurs 15 Nov 2018 @ 7:30pm

Fri 16 Nov 2018 @ 7:30pm

Age limit: 13 and over
Performance includes strong language, nudity and loud bangs.

Directed by John Paul McGroarty and Yuri Birte Anderson

European partners: Theaterlabor, Germany;  Teatr A Part, Poland; Plavo Pozoriste, Serbia; Kultura Medialna, Ukraine; Smashing Times, Ireland; Association Arsène, France


One hundred years after the Armistice, Leith Theatre presents a contemporary satirical account of World War One, written in the cafes of Vienna by Karl Kraus.

With original songs from The Tiger Lillies and a cast drawn from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Germany, France, Ukraine and Serbia this is true European theatre.

The first docudrama, Kraus uses contemporary accounts, newspaper reports and political speeches to create a picture of World War One as it happened.


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The Tiger Lillies are:

Martyn Jacques – accordion, piano, guitar, vocals.

Adrian Stout – double bass, musical saw, theramin.

Jonas Golland – drums, percussion.

“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 Leith Theatre production will be the first to use a new translation of The Last Days of Mankind by Irish scholar, poet, philosopher and Joycean Patrick Healy, published by  November Editions , Amsterdam.

The Leith Theatre production will be the first to use a new translation of The Last Days of Mankind by Irish scholar, poet, philosopher and Joycean Patrick Healy, published by November Editions, Amsterdam.

“The performance of this drama, which would stretch out over some ten days measured in earthly time, was conceived for a theatre on Mars.”  Karl Kraus

“It is humour but very black humour and of the kind I love.  It is really perfect for the Tiger Lillies,”  Martyn Jacques, The Tiger Lillies

 

“It is the first time in his day and indeed anywhere in Europe that you get this account of how the media is creating reality,” Patrick Healy, translator of The Last Days of Mankind

 

“This will be truly European theatre,” Yuri Birte Anderson, Theaterlabor

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Earlier Event: November 1
Café Europa
Later Event: November 23
EH6 FESTIVAL