Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret


Barry Humphries is the masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow the chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic.
Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret

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Overview


Genre: Cabaret
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 11 July 2018
Closes: Sunday 29 July 2018
Running time:2 hrs 10 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


Best known as Dame Edna Everage, Humphries sets aside his alter ego to share his personal passion for a period that has long fascinated him, his witty anecdotes and irreverent asides providing interludes to a treasure trove of songs and instrumentals.


With Meow Meow giving us Kurt Weill standards alongside rarities from Friedrich Hollaender, Ernst Krenek and Erwin Schulhoff, both world-renowned Australian artists are accompanied live onstage by London's trailblazing Aurora Orchestra.


Synopsis


Some describe it as cabaret's golden age: the remarkable period in 1920s and 30s' Berlin when hedonistic partying and social revolution turned nightclubs into hotbeds of decadent entertainment.


Reawakening that spirit in this revelatory concert, the hosts acquaint us with the oft-forgotten composers of the time, many Jewish, whose art would soon be condemned as 'degenerate' by the Nazis, dancing as it did on the edge of a precipice.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 11 July 2018

Closes:Sunday 29 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£19 - £60

Concessions:

Student

Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for all Wednesday evenings. Proof of eligibility required on collection.


Under 16

Half-price tickets for under 16s. Up to four tickets per event and per booker only. Proof of age required on collection.


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Access information


Captioned Performance: Thu 26 Jul

Creatives


Production: Fiery Angel

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