play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

Shockheaded Peter

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Hoffman's peculiar creations return to the stage in this spectacularly spiky junk opera. Read More >

Cultural Industry’s creepy tales, based on Heinrich Hoffman’s nineteenth century stories The Struwwelpeter (which he penned for his children as a welcome alternative to the rather banal stories available at the time) returns to London for its last hurrah. Billed as a ‘junk opera’, the show boasts a host of bizarre and extravagantly coiffured creatures including a psychotic hare and the ominous sounding Scissor Man, mixes the weird and wonderful with illusion and music courtesy of The Tiger Lillies. Shockhead Peter was voted Best Entertainment at this year’s Olivier Awards winning its creators a coveted bronze statuette for their efforts.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/04/2004

Closing Night: 24/04/2004

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Director - Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott

Producer - Cultural Industries

Designer - Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott

Author - Based on the stories of Heinrich Hoffman

Lyrics By - Martyn Jacques

About Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at if you are in any doubt.