Presenting the forgotten music of Berlin’s decadent Weimar Republic era, the show travels through the sensational 1920-1930’s period, when hedonistic partying and social revolution transformed nightclubs into hothouse of high-class entertainment.
Bringing back to life this revolutionary spirit, the production acquaints audiences with forgotten Jewish composers of the time, whose art was condemned as ‘degenerate’ by Nazis. Dancing on the edge of a precipice, Barry Humphries is accompanied by well-known cabaret performer Meow Meow, as the two reveal an enticing score.
Best known for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage, Humphries’ combines witty anecdotes and asides with an incredible back catalogue of phenomenal music, accompanied live on stage by London’s own Aurora Orchestra. His past shows include Remember You’re Out, Back with a Vengeance and his own Farewell Tour.
A celebration of an oft-forgotten golden era of music, Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret plays a limited engagement at the Barbican Theatre, from 11 to 29 July 2018.
Best seatsSit anywhere in the Barbican Theatre for a clear view of the stage. The best views can be found in the Stalls, whilst the circles can seem slightly distant. Avoid the Gallery, as although you can see the stage, it is very distant.
Bargain seats can be found toward the ends of rows and at the rear of the Stalls, where you will be able to see the whole stage without restrictions.
Important informationPlaying at: Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Performance dates: 28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including an interval)
Age restrictions: Suitable for ages 12+
Special notice: Barry Humphries fans rejoice! The entertainer returns with a sensational cabaret show, accompanied by leading cabaret artists Meow Meow. Music fans will adore discovering a treasure trove of music.