Peter Groom as Marlene Dietrich - photo by Veronika Marx
An intoxicating mix of theatre, cabaret and drag, this new one-(wo)man show by Peter Groom, was a total sell-out for VAULT Festival 2018.
Born in Berlin in 1901, Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich soon became a Hollywood legend, and the most famous German woman in the world.
However, when World War II was declared, she was forced to choose between the country that she loved, and what she knew was right.
Renouncing her German citizenship, Dietrich joined the American Army and fought against her homeland in order to free her people from Hitler.
With an American smile and Prussian discipline she would entertain GIs in an evening dress, then put on a combat uniform and head to the front.
ActDrop reviewed this show when it was at Vault Festival in January 2018 - read Peter Brown's 5 star review here.
It is 1942, on the battlefields of North Africa, in a gold sequin gown, Marlene Dietrich takes to the stage to launch her own offensive against the German Reich.
For the next three years she would fight the war her way, with an irresistible mix of songs, sequins, sex and sympathy.
This real life tale of a legend takes us through the Weimar Republic, the Golden age of Hollywood, the Rise of Hitler, a world on the edge of collapse, and a long journey back to Berlin where it all began.
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London E1 8JB
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑45pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 6‑30pm & 8‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday - 3-00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
Markus Napier - Voice of Goebbels
Author: Created by Peter Groom; co-written by Oliver Gully
Director: Oliver Gully
Costume designer: Kathleen Nellis
Lighting: Fraser Craig
Sound: Kieran Lucas