Welcome to the cabaret of degenerate music!
Where you can be just who you want to be!
In this groundbreaking collaboration, the Gate Theatre and English National Opera present a cabaret of riotous, witty, and shockingly prophetic songs banned by the Nazis in the 1930s.
As the Nazis identified difference as something to be afraid of, the Weimar cabaret scene danced on with songs that celebrated it. With artists from Brecht and Weill to Schoenberg, this subversive underground scene was bursting at the seams with brilliant, visionary voices.
No surprise then, that they were censored, exiled, and incarcerated shortly after as 'degenerates'. And their songs have been all but lost since. Until now.
Gate Theatre Artistic Director, Ellen McDougall directs the final show of her inaugural season, featuring Lucy McCormick, Peter Brathwaite, Le Gateau Chocolat and Katie Bray.
Developed from an idea by Peter Brathwaite.
WICKED FRIDAYS: Every Friday, we will release 4 £15 tickets to every performance for the following week. Tickets will be released at 2pm on Friday 11, 18 and 25 May.
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes, no interval.
All songs will be sung in English.
Le Gateau Chocolat will not be performing on 18 and 19 May.
Recommended age guidance: 16+
This show contains swearing, flashing lights, haze and some nudity.