Dietrich - Natural Duty


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 ...
Dietrich - Natural Duty at Wilton's Music Hall

Photo by Matt Jamie


Overview


Genre: Cabaret
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Starts: Monday 19 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB

Box office tel: 020 3468 5670

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 19 November 2018

Press night:Monday 19 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 6‑30pm & 8‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£12.50-£22.50

Concessions:
£10.00-£20.00

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Cast


Peter Groom

Creatives


Author: Created by Peter Groom; co-written by Oliver Gully
Director: Oliver Gully

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