Kabaret Dietrich: A delicious theatrical affair unveiling the alluring enigma of Marlene Dietrich through song and story
At one time Hollywood’s highest paid actress, Marlene Dietrich died penniless. Her fascinating story is reimagined through her famous character Lola Lola in the classic 1930s film ‘The Blue Angel’.
Hot off her recent tour of the hit show ‘No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story’ in New York City, Nikki Nouveau reveals her latest creation debuting at The Butterfly Club Melbourne.
The show is set in Weimar Republic Berlin and unmasks the trials of an ageing film star, from her early beginnings as a musician, an under-recognised performance career in cabaret and theatre, through to her emergence as a shining legend of the silver screen. Dietrich was at heart a gentleman, prepared to take on a man’s world in a man’s uniform with a man’s daring. Her influence on modern icons such as Bowie, Madonna and Annie Lennox was undeniable.
Featuring a repertoire of cabaret classics, including ‘Falling In Love Again’, ‘Lili Marlene’ and ‘La Vie En Rose’, delivered in German, French and English with accompaniment by piano and musical saw, played by Nouveau who has trained in the dark arts of musical saw playing in NYC.
Created and performed by Nikki Nouveau, a songstress, writer and producer whose glamorous productions have toured internationally to New York, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Her popular cabaret ‘Bordello Blues’ enjoyed sell-out seasons at Edinburgh and Sydney Fringe Festivals as well as Melbourne’s Spiegeltent. Nouveau’s debut cabaret production ‘Burlesque Assassin’ had a sell-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival and was nominated by The Sydney Morning Herald for the ‘Most Thrilling Theatrical Event’ Award (Sydney Fringe Festival).
Kabaret Dietrich is a uniquely inspiring interpretation of one of the greatest style icons of our time. This production opens on January 17th and runs for 5 nights. Bookings highly recommended.
”Nouveau demonstrated the very best of cabaret with style and grace”
- Cabaret Scenes Magazine, NYC
Show Details: Kabaret Dietrich
Dates: January 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne