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5624542Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret
DateWednesday 11th July 2018 to Sunday 29th July 2018
DescriptionBarry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risque, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic. 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, our 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. 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.
Time(s)From Jul 11, Tue-Sat 7.45pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 3pm, no mat Jul 11, ends Jul 29
LocationBarbican Art Spaces
Price£19-£60, Premium Seats £75
Telephone No.020 7638 8891

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Barbican Art Spaces
AddressLevel 0 Barbican Centre
London
EC2Y 8DS
Telephone No.020 7638 8891 Box Office
Main Switchboard: 020 7638 4141
Group Bookings: 020 7382 7211
Opening times9am - 11pm Monday - Saturday
12noon - 11pm Sundays and Public Holidays
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E-mailtickets@barbican.org.uk
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