The Reviews are in for Corrido De La Sangre / by Mark Holthusen

“A must see”

"A cinematic odyssey”. Wow !”

“Probably one of the best things you’ll see all year”

“Absolutely mind blowing”

“I didn’t want to come out of the theater”


“the spectacular projections used throughout the production. Director and video projection creator Mark Holthusen has created a visually gorgeous art installation that lives and breathes around the trio. Mexican idolatry is fused with marionette puppets that help tell the story like a living picture book, informing the lyrics and feel of the band’s music. It looks stunning.”

“Corrido De La Sangre  is another triumph of a show . Wit, love, drugs, death and an accordion make for a tremendous evening's entertainment. Strongly recommended!”

"It is solid, well constructed and stunning. And it feels honest.”

“a feast for the eyes as well as the ears in an impressive marriage of visuals with the music and the script.”

“a bawdy grab your crotch Shakespearean-style, served with swearing, blood splatter and a feminist twist of revenge.”

“Corrido de la Sangre is such an incredibly sad and moving story, one which is so artistically and skillfully told that you don’t want the with the best of performances, it all just looks so effortless and simple.”

“the disquieting humour and unsettling storyline makes the show hard to resist even if you cannot be sure of its exact nature.”

“The Tiger Lillies continue to make theatrical inspired work in their own style that, thirty years on, is still as matchless as it always was..”

"Visually it is gorgeous. The staging is intimate, and the combination of projections, shadow puppetry and papercut artwork create a constant feeling of wonderment as reveal after reveal alters the staging like a kaleidoscope and creates a sense of the performance being peeled back through the years like Russian dolls unfolding in size. The backdrop gives a sense of the decaying splendour of old Mexico and the ragged holes suggest the disintegration of cloth like flesh from a corpse. The projection of colours and shapes from fiesta lace and flowers to the gold of icons weeping blood to Mexican skies and flames of hell is visually stunning. It evokes the magical realism of Frida Kahlo but with the scale of Diego Rivera folk art murals. Director Mark Holthusen has created a beautiful visual spectacle that pulsates like a vast beautiful beating heart."