Shockheaded Peter: A Junk Opera, a collaboration among British theatre artists, brought to life Heinrich Hoffman's classic children's book, Struwwelpeter to the stage in 1998. Michael Morris of Cultural Industry brought together Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott of the Improbable Theatre, and the Tiger Lillies to create an evening of Victorian gore and mayhem. Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin, and Jo Pocock created the show as performers and puppeteers, with Gilmour and Crouch designing the show. Martyn Jacques was the composer and musical director. The show combines puppetry, improvisation, melodrama, music, dance, and British pantomime for a phantasmagoria that both exposes the dark side of Victorian morality in the home and undercuts its own seriousness with the conceit that this troupe of actors isn't quite accomplished enough to pull this off. Produced in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Lyric Theater Hammersmith, the show toured Asia, the United States, Canada, and Europe in 1999 and 2000.

Source: American Conservatory Theatre's Stagebill and