These cats can really swing
Tiger Lillies shock with Gorey's stories by Jann Parry for The Observer.
Dear Tiger Lillies, I think you are the cat's pyjamas, wrote Edward Gorey after their hit show, Shockheaded Peter, ran in New York in 1999. Gorey sent their founder, Martyn Jaques, a box of unpublished manuscripts, which form the basis of the trio's latest show and CD, in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet.
The Gorey End is a memorial to the eccentric illustrator and writer, who died in 2000. His books, drawings and designs are treasured by balletomanes (among many others) because he understood dancers. George Balanchine's New York City Ballet was his obsession. For 30 years, Gorey was a familiar figure at performances in his ankle-length fur coat, scarf and sneakers. He withdrew to Cape Cod after Balanchine died, but continued designing for ballets as well as writing musical revues. click for more